Cuban Missile Crisis: Secret Submarines

On October 1, 1962 four Russian Foxtrot submarines left Murmansk on a top secret mission. Bound for Cuba, each carried a nuclear-tipped torpedo.

If attacked, the commanders have been OK’d to fire. Our untold story is of four submarines at the front line of a nuclear standoff. To get the story, we analyzed freshly unclassified reports, interviewed Robert McNamara (JFK’s Defense Secretary) and traveled to Russia to interview the Soviet captains). Our film was reenacted on a decommissioned Soviet sub in Victoria Harbour, B.C. and in Russia (where our director, Jane Armstrong was decorated by the submarine Fleet Command).

(1-hour for Discovery, History & Alliance-Atlantis, an episode of a series, Nuclear Sharks.)