Aerial view of missile launch site at San Cristobal, Cuba.
For 13 days starting on October 14, 1962, the world was stressed and close to panic while waiting for the outcome of the challenge of the two world superpowers: the United States of America and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, due to the threat of the installation of Soviet nuclear missiles in Cuba aimed to the United States.
The Cuban missile crisis, North America, Cuba, the cold war.
The Cold War seemed to end in a nuclear confrontation that threatened the survival of life on Earth.
On October 14, 1962, American aerial photographs of Cuba revealed missile erectors, fuel tank trailers and oxidizer tank trailers.
On the one hand, the United States and its allies of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization -NATO-; and, on the other, the Soviet Union and its Warsaw Pact allies, got ready to press the buttons to launch nuclear missiles against each other.
Everything seemed a game of chess accelerated by placing missiles in different places in each State and throughout Europe. US missiles installed in Turkey with the permission of the Turkish government, and on the border with the Soviet Union.