Previous works on the Cuban Missile Crisis (1962) have approached the topic from the point of view of the U.S. and its allies, while Cuban experiences have still not been sufficiently discussed. This book presents new aspects which have seldom – or never – been offered before, giving a detailed account of the crisis from a Cuban perspective. It also investigates the archaeological and anthropological aspects of the crisis, by exploring the tangible and intangible remains that still can be found on the former Soviet missile bases in the Cuban countryside, and through interviews which add a local, human dimension to the subject.

part I|68 pages

The 1962 Missile Crisis

chapter 2|7 pages

Deployment of Soviet Troops in Cuba

chapter 3|7 pages

The Secrecy of the Operation

chapter 4|7 pages

Spy Flights and the Cuban Reply

chapter 5|7 pages

Facing Enemy Flights

part II|61 pages

The 1962 Missile Crisis

chapter 7|11 pages

Neglected Dimensions and Their Revealing

chapter 8|14 pages

The Material Remains and Their Reuse

chapter 9|31 pages

Memories and Narratives

part III|11 pages


chapter |9 pages