Secrets of the Dead: The Man Who Saved the World (2012)

Genres - History  |   Sub-Genres - Military & War  |   Run Time - 60 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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This episode of the long-running PBS series tells the little-known story of Soviet submarine commander Vasili Arkhipov, who likely averted World War III when he rejected a call to launch a nuclear torpedo while trying to elude U.S. warships during the Cuban Missile Crisis.

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commander, crisis, Cuba, nuclear, Soviet, submarine