Hunting for the hero of Red October

  • 1998-11-26
  • Rokas M. Tracevskis
Before the movie, he risked everything for freedom, and then lived out the rest of his days in fear. Rokas M. Tracevskis reports on the man who sparked "The Hunt for Red October." For much of the world, "The Hunt for Red October" became coffee table talk after Tom Clancy's book was made into a Hollywood movie. Yet many remain unaware that the story of the Soviet captain was based on the life of a real man, Lithuanian Jonas Pleskys, who was a consultant for the book. Pleskys secretly steered his submarine away from the Soviets to the Swedish island of Gotland in 1961.This ignorance should ch...
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