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Essay heading: Thirteen Days
 
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When Castro appealed to the USSR for kelp, Khrushchev delivered missiles with the capability of launching a nuclear strike against the US. Thinking that Kennedy would take no action, Khrushchev began helping Cuba with the missile supply. These buildups were caught on film by the U2 spy planes flying reconnaissance missions over the area...
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When the photos were shown to the President the crisis began. While the background of the crisis is not black and white, it is referred to during the film using simple remarks, but used by Self to help the audience understand what exactly was taking place. The film takes the audience through the entire thirteen days of the crisis, moving in and out of different meetings and conferences...
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