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The Man Who Saved the World


Episode Info

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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