Image text integration

Thursday, April 13, 2006

Photo with text that nearly started a war: The Cuban Missile Crisis, October 18-29, 1962


Photos routinely called as 'photos that changed the world', typically are just photos of events that changed the world.

It looks that only in one case photo was the beginning to a chain of events that put the world very close to the world war.

This was a photo revealing that the Soviet Union was building secret missile bases in Cuba, a mere 90 miles off the shores of Florida. This information was made public by public President John F. Kennedy on October 22, 1962.

For the next two weeks world was very close to nuclear war.

In the context of image-text integration it’s important that this most important photo in human history so far was clearly not just photo but image with integrated text.

Detailed information about Cuban missile crisis could be found at http://www.hpol.org/jfk/cuban/

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