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    ROCKETS, TANKS AND GOOSE-STEPPING TROOPS PARADED PAST PREMIER FIDEL CASTRO IN HAVANA ON THE SEVENTH ANNIVERSARY OF CUBA'S REVOLUTION.

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    TROOPS MARCHING PAST; DR. CASTRO AND PRESIDENT DORTICOS WATCHING; SAILORS AND WOMEN MARCH PAST; JETS FLY OVER; SUCCESSION OF ARMOURED TRUCKS; TANKS; ROCKETS; CROWDS RUN AND WAVE; DR. CASTRO SPEAKS TO CROWD.




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    Background: ROCKETS, TANKS AND GOOSE-STEPPING TROOPS PARADED PAST PREMIER FIDEL CASTRO IN HAVANA ON THE SEVENTH ANNIVERSARY OF CUBA'S REVOLUTION. LATER, IN HIS SPEECH TO THE VAST CROWDS IN REVOLUTION SQUARE, DR. CASTRO SAID CUBA WOULD NOT REACH ITS 1966 SUGAR HARVEST GOAL OF 6,500,000 TONS.

    DR. CASTRO AND PRESIDENT OSVALDO DORTICOS TOOK THE SALUTE FOR THE PARADE ON JANUARY 2ND WHICH TOOK HALF AN HOUR TO PASS THEIR DAIS.

    THE DISPLAY INCLUDED SOVIET-SUPPLIED ROCKETS, TANKS AND ARTILLERY WITH 120MM CANNON AND SELF-PROPELLED ANTI-AIRCRAFT GUNS. HEADING THE PARADE WERE TROOPS, MILITIAMEN AND WOMEN'S POPULAR DEFENCE UNITS SLAMMING DOWN THEIR FEET IN A HEAVY GOOSE-STEP.

    WATCHING WITH CUBAN LEADERS WERE DELEGATES FROM ALMOST 100 AFRICAN, ASIAN AND LATIN AMERICAN STATES ASSEMBLED IN HAVANA FOR THE FIRST TRICONTINENTAL SOLIDARITY CONFERENCE OF ANTI-IMPERIALIST FORCES.

    DR. CASTRO TOLD THE HUGE CROWD THAT THERE HAD BEEN A MISUNDERSTANDING IN THE CUBA-CHINA BARTER AGREEMENT OF 1964 AND CHINA HAD CUT BY HALF ITS RICE SHIPMENTS TO CUBA. UNDER THE AGREEMENT, CUBA SHIPS TWO TONS OF SUGAR FOR EACH TON OF RICE IT RECEIVES FROM CHINA.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1TRSM92K9F6XF0IYNLRSEABMS
    Media URN:
    VLVA1TRSM92K9F6XF0IYNLRSEABMS
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/01/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:34:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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