Re: Invasions East and West
Reply #6 –
Didn't we have a movie about that sort of thing a few decades back? A Soviet submarine runs aground off of the East Coast, the sub's crew goes ashore to find a powerful enough boat that they can steal and drag off the sub, in the process of course they have to suppress efforts by the local population to notify authorities that Soviet "troops" are on American soil and so on and so on---. In the movie, many of the sailors were as terrified of war breaking out as the most pacifist American could be, one sailor even stating that he didn't want to hate anybody.
Eventually, the sub gets freed (high tide will do that, you know) then tries to get the crew back together, in the process nearly causing an international incident that is only averted by both American and Soviets joining forces to protect the sub until it gets to deep water where it can submerge.
"The Russians Are Coming". A bit strange in today's age, but still maybe worth looking at. It gives you a window into the paranoia that gripped both sides during the Cold War.