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"On The Beach" Comes to Life During the Cuban Missile Crisis

STORY BY: Dennis Woodford
YEAR: 1962
LOCATION: Melbourne, Australia

In 1957, Dennis remembers reading Nevil Shute's post-apocalyptic novel "On The Beach" in school in Melbourne, Australia, and later seeing the movie. In 1962, during the Cuban Missile Crisis, he was sitting around his University professor's table, listening to the radio and expecting nuclear war to break out at any moment. It was very scary, and made even scarier by "On the Beach". Thanks for sharing, Dennis.

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