The Soviets continued to surprise the world with submarines that boggled the mind. But submarines couldn’t save the Bolshevik fantasy.
It’s the 1970s and early 1980s and the Soviets are giving NATO a run for their money.
It’s the 1960s. While the Soviets were upping their submarine game, the Americans maxed out their own subs’ espionage potential.
There are a couple of men whose name remain mostly unsung, but who were instrumental in preventing nuclear Armageddon during the Cold War. One of them was Vasili Arkhipov.
On October 27, 1962, amid the Cuban Missile Crisis, one submarine almost started Armageddon.
From the ashes of World War II rose the two new big boys on the block: the USSR and the United States. And they both knew that submarines would play a pivotal role in any World War III…