THE CUBAN MISSILE CRISIS – BLOCKADE!
October 23, 1962
Huge front page headline announces: “WE BLOCKADE CUBA ARMS.” The frightening subhead screams:“JFK: Blast Reds If Castro Attacks.” When satellite photos confirm the existence of Soviet missiles in Cuba, President John F. Kennedy declares the U.S. will turn back all ships carrying offensive weapons to Cuba and regard any nuclear attack launched from Cuba as an assault calling for “a full retaliatory response upon the Soviet Union.” Page three banner headlines: “JFK Orders Cuban Blockade; Blast Reds If Castro Attacks.” “Havana Declares U.S. Is Preparing Aggression.” An editorial declares “HURRAY FOR KENNEDY,” in defying Soviet Premier Khrushchev and his dangerous provocations.
This is the first Missile Crisis newspaper we have ever had to offer and it’s probably the most graphic issue anywhere. 24 pp., and in very fine condition.