To The Brink Of War Exhibit is preserved as the film,
The Man Who Saved The World
Produced by the Maritime Museum of San Diego
The Man Who Saved The World is a depiction of a moment in the Cold War when the world came frighteningly close to an actual nuclear engagement amongst its two major superpowers. Hidden from public knowledge for forty years is this tense undersea story within the Cuban Missile Crisis of October 1962. It’s one in which life on earth would be different now if not for the actions of a level-headed Russian Submarine Squadron Commander who performed with reason and rationality in a moment of remarkable stress. Appearing in this twenty-two-minute film are noted US submarine captains, a US naval commander, a Cold War Russian submariner, and a noted historian who all shed their perspectives on this unique cautionary tale.
Appearing: Captain Donald Mathiowetz, Captain Charles MacVean, Rear Admiral Fran Holian, Dr. Ray Ashley, Alec Benke
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