There is this red tin box, a few steps down the stairs from the entrance, attached to a metal partition. She looks inconspicuous. But at the very latest here would have come the moment of truth, says Tom McDonnell.
If you had managed to get past all the above-ground security measures, you would have had to pick up the telephone handset on the wall, read its – only valid for this one time – access code from a small piece of paper and speak into the handset. Afterwards, and this is important, he would have had to light the note and throw it into the tin box.
Then and only then would the door have opened in front of him. What was also good-after all, on the other side was a 30-Meter-high “Titan II”intercontinental missile, with a warhead hundreds of times more powerful than the bombs of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.