Heroes & Villains the national archives
Home > Kennedy & Cuba > What triggered the missile crisis? > Source 1 print
source one
Telegram from the British ambassador in the USA to the British Foreign Office about missile bases in Cuba, 25 October 1962
(Catalogue ref: FO 371/162380)
FO 371/162380; telegram about missile bases in Cuba, 1962


  1. How concerned do you think the British might be that the Soviets had missiles in Cuba pointed at America? Explain you answer.

  2. Do you agree or disagree with the view that Kennedy had no real choice but to take firm action against the USSR over the missiles in Cuba? Explain your point of view.