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Militiamen trained in the Escambray mountains while superpowers tested each other’s resolve. The background in this composite image is from a U-2 photo of Cuba. (© Hulton-Deutsch Collection / Corbis)

Cuba During the Missile Crisis

Fifty years later, Cubans remember preparing to fight the Americans.

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