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Why World War III didn’t happen – when it looked odds on in October 1962.

And we look at the three-way war in China in 1940.

We investigate the ‘evidence’ that made the world believe a famous pop star, who is still alive today, “died” in 1969.

Paul Letters is a historian, journalist, educator and novelist. See paulletters.com for more history, including a daily ‘On-This-Day-75-Years-Ago’ feed, with photographs. Plus the novel that combines: the real history of the Allies’ first strike against Nazi Germany; Paul’s granny’s escape (as a teenager) from 1939 Poland to 1940 Paris to wartime London; the ‘Double-Cross System’, the Special Operations Executive and assassination in Prague.

Each month on RTHK Radio 3, Noreen Mir and Paul Letters examine events from this month in history. Recorded on RTHK Radio 3’s 1-2-3 Show, at Radio Television Hong Kong Studios, Broadcast Drive, Kowloon, Hong Kong. 

Cover work by Gill Bertram.