When Peace Hung By a Thread.. (1963)

Film-document №5796 2 parts, Duration: 0:20:11, Black-white to collection Price category A

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Producer CSDF (RCSDF)

Director: Karmen R.

Script writers: Karmen R.

Composers: Denisov E.

Anouncers: Khmara L.

Text writers: Shergova G.


About the resolution of the Caribbean Crisis, which put the world in front of the threat of a new world war.

Temporary description

Protests in Bulgaria, Moscow, London, Tokyo, Prague, against the American invasion of Cuba. Panorama of the Caribbean Sea. Soldiers from the coastal defense guns. Cleaning of sugar cane fields and other agricultural work, construction of hydroelectric power. Type of Havana Harbor. The Soviet vessel in the port. Cubans moved into new homes. The Security Council is the United Nations in New York. Cubans create militias. Patrols on the streets of Havana. Evacuation of Americans from Cuba. Check Mikoyan to Cuba. Negotiations Mikoyan with members of the Cuban government led by Fidel Castro.

Reel №1

Protests in Bulgaria, Moscow, London against aggressive U.S. actions aimed at strangling the Cuban revolution.

Looks Cuban soldiers - CU.

Caribbean Sea.

Soldiers coastal side of the guns.

The soldier's face - hitting, Cuban hands with a rifle - CU.

Cubans are building a factory building, a training camp, digging trenches, watching the sky.

Cuban pilots for airplanes.

Cuban-tractor removes the cooperative sugar cane field.

Tomatoes - CU.

On the chicken farm girl vaccinates chickens.

Cows - PNRM.

PNRM. by hydropower.

Cuban working on the excavator.

Soviet and Cuban engineers on the drawings and talk - LS., MS., CU.

Soviet trucks in construction.

Cuban boy Fernando Ledon Drills, where he learned to work on the collective farms of Stavropol in the Soviet Union.

Mark the drill - close-up.

Cubans on the tractor

Port of Havana - PNRM.

Soviet fishing vessel in port.

Joyful meeting of Soviet and Cuban fishermen (handshakes, face) - CU.

Unloading fish.

Drive through a refrigeration truck.

Directions to the Country Settlements.

Cuban family - former shack dwellers - a new home.

The inscription on the wall: "Thank you, Fidel!» - CU.

PNRM. Construction of educational campus - LS., MS.

A girl writes in a notebook - CU.

Training class - LS.



Cuban landscape.

Factory chimneys at sunset.

American fighters will start on board the aircraft carrier in the Caribbean.

Planes in the air.

American ships in the sea (the plane from another ship).

The landing of U.S. troops.

President Kennedy signed an order to blockade Cuba - MS., CU.

The order of the blockade - CU.

U.S. Navy ships at sea - MS., LS.

Animation: foreign newspapers - CU.

The newspaper with the statement of the Russian government - CU.

NS Khrushchev appears on television - CU., MS.

Rallies and demonstrations in Moscow, London, China, East Germany, Oslo (Norway), Tokyo, Prague (some plans).

Single American protesters in New York.

Reel №2

Cuban soldiers have guns.

Peasant boy with a rifle in his hands.

Pass militia volunteers.

At the blood bank give blood.

Doctors at the bedside.

Girls work on a metal factory in the place of the departed in the militia.

Woman Sewing, standing next rifle.

Military training of girls.

Female patrol on the streets of Havana.

Male patrols outside parlamenta.3

Fidel Castro's speech on television (synchronously) - CU.

Military equipment Cuban revolutionary army.

U.S. citizens to listen to the radio.

The landing of the U.S. Marine Corps.

American aircraft overflying a foreign ship in the Caribbean.

American submarines and ships at sea.

Increasing the combat readiness of the troops belonging to the Joint Armed Forces of the Warsaw Pact (rotating radar, command returns the commander on the radio, the pilot in the aircraft, the aircraft in the air, missiles aimed at the sky.)

Transportation of missiles through Red Square.

U.S. Guantanamo base on Cuban soil.

Marching soldiers.

U.S. aircraft at the airport.

Evacuation of military families from Cuba, landing on the ship.

Photo: Kennedy in his office (standing at the window.)

American embassy in Prague, a protest at the embassy.

Framing plans: ground (removed from space), the boy closed his hands over his ears, a Cuban woman, the TV tower, a newspaper with a message to Khrushchev, J.


Animation: Soviet newspapers.

Two old men read newspapers on the boulevard.

Two lovers walk in the woods.

Propeller aircraft (shot through the window.)

AI Mikoyan, Fidel Castro, Ambassador A. Alekseev and others are in negotiations, during the negotiations (the issues of the international situation.)

AI Mikoyan, Fidel Castro, Ambassador A. Alekseev and others attend Michurinskoe management, school campus on the battlefield at the Bay of Pigs.

AI Mikoyan and Fidel Castro at the broken American plane.

Coast Varadero.


Castro, A. Mikoyan AI Alekseev talking on the beach.

Soldiers from artillery shells on the beach.

Cuban soldiers.

NS stands Khrushchev (synchronous says Cuba).

A soldier displays a photo of his children.

The smiling faces of the soldiers - MS.

Quay Havana.