Hear from Soviet submarine veterans who were seconds away from launching nuclear weapons during the Cuban Missile Crisis.
The closest the world has yet come to global nuclear war was during the Cuban Missile Crisis in October of 1962. But even President Kennedy and his inner circle did not realize how near the precipice they were!
OCTOBER FURY reveals that while the Kennedy Administration was negotiating with Khrushchev for the removal of missiles from Cuba, four Soviet subs, each armed with nuclear torpedoes, were stalking U.S. Navy vessels in the Caribbean. For the first time, senior officers who were aboard these subs tell their story on camera, detailing just how close they came to launching an attack. And in a extensive interview, Robert McNamara, Kennedy's Secretary of Defense, discloses that the administration had no idea of the presence of the Soviet subs, a vital intelligence gap that could have led to disastrous consequences.