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JFK and Harold Macmillan on the Cuban Missile Crisis

Kennedy placed this call after having held crisis meetings with advisers all day. Macmillan received the call around midnight London time. U Thant, acting secretary-general of the United Nations, had been holding round-the-clock talks in New York. In the latest development, US Ambassador to the United Nations, Adlai Stevenson, had met with U Thant earlier that day in New York. U Thant, in turn, had been talking Soviet Ambassador to the United Nations Valerian Zorin.

Date:  Oct 26, 1962
Time:  18:30
Participants:  John Kennedy, Harold Macmillan

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