The Best Episodes Directed by Henry Chancellor

1983 Brink of Apocalypse

#1 - 1983 Brink of Apocalypse

Channel 4 (UK) Documentaries Season 2008 - Episode 18

On this near-fateful day, a series of accidents nearly unleashed the Third World War. Senior figures in the Soviet Union had convinced themselves that they were about to come under nuclear attack from the West, and the vast Soviet nuclear arsenal of missiles, bombers and submarines were put on maximum alert, ready to launch a full nuclear retaliatory attack on Western Europe and the US. Armageddon beckoned.

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