The Man Who Saved the World

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Vasili Arkhipov and wife Olga ArkhipovaCollection of photos of Vasili Arkhipov, 'The Man Who Saved the World' from the personal archive of his widow Olga Arkhipova. Vasili Alexandrovich Arkhipov was a Soviet naval officer, who, during the Cuban Missile Crisis prevented the launch of a nuclear torpedo and therefore a possible nuclear war.Photo credit: M. Yarovskaya, A. Labunskaya
Task Group AlphaPhotograph of Task Group AlphaTaken by U.S. Navy Photographers
Olga ARKHIPOVAOlga ARKHIPOVA, widow of Vasili Arkhipov, a Soviet naval office, who during the Cuban Missile Crisis prevented the launch of a nuclear torpedo and therefore a possible nuclear war.Photo credit: M. Yarovskaya, A. Labunskaya
Mikhailov, Commander of Steering on board B-59Courtesy of Bedlam Productions
Ketov, Captain of B-4Courtesy of Bedlam Productions
Collection of photos of Vasili ArkhipovCollection of photos of Vasili Arkhipov, ‘The Man Who Saved the World' from the personal archive of his widow Olga Arkhipova, taken by production. Vasili Alexandrovich Arkhipov was a Soviet naval officer, who, during the Cuban Missile Crisis prevented the launch of a nuclear torpedo and therefore a possible nuclear war.
Gary Slaughter, Andy BradickPhotos of Gary Slaughter and Andy Bradick, USS Cony officers involved in forcing B-59 to surface during the Cuban Missile CrisisKian McKellar
Gary Slaughter, Andy BradickPhotos of Gary Slaughter and Andy Bradick, USS Cony officers involved in forcing B-59 to surface during the Cuban Missile CrisisKian McKellar
Vasili Arkhipov and wife Olga Arkhipova
B-59 surfaced helicopter flying above - National Security ArchivePhotograph of Soviet submarine B-59U.S. Navy Photographers

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