Cold War: The Cuban Missile Crisis 1962 Return to the case study menu
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Comprehension
1a How many major US cities were within range of MRBMs sited in Cuba?
1b How many could be hit by IRBMs?
1c How many missile sites do there seem to be in Cuba?

Analysis and Interpretation
1d What do you think Point of Entry meant?
1e Today, maps like these are in almost every history textbook. Whey were they top secret in 1962?
1f The pictures which allowed these maps to be labelled up were taken by a jet aircraft from 23000 metres. Does that affect your view on the reliability of these maps?

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    Official US maps showing the alleged nuclear missile sites in Cuba, October 1962

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    Official US maps showing the alleged nuclear missile sites in Cuba, October 1962 Official US maps showing the alleged nuclear missile sites in Cuba, October 1962 Official US maps showing the alleged nuclear missile sites in Cuba, October 1962