• Short Summary

    AFTER TWO DAYS IN AN OPEN BOAT, 20 CUBAN REFUGEES REACHED MARATHON IN THE FLORIDA KEYS ON FRIDAY.

  • Description

    AFTER TWO DAYS IN AN OPEN BOAT, 20 CUBAN REFUGEES REACHED MARATHON IN THE FLORIDA KEYS ON FRIDAY. THEY MADE THEIR GETAWAY FROM WESTERN CUBA, ABOUT 100 MILES FROM THE U.S. MAINLAND. THEIR MOTOR-POWERED BOAT, PARTLY AWASH, WAS TAKEN IN TOW BY A PLEASURE LAUNCH A FEW MILES FROM THE FLORIDA COAST.

    THE ESCAPE BID WAS PLANNED SEVERAL MONTHS AHEAD. THE BOAT WAS HIDDEN IN SWAMPS AND THE REFUGEES BOUGHT PETROL FOR THE TRIP IN SMALL AMOUNTS OVER A LONG PERIOD TO AVOID DETECTION.

    A CROWD OF CAMERA-SNAPPING ONLOOKERS GREETED THE REFUGEES AS THEY CAME ASHORE. ONE OF THEM SAID: "WE ARE CATHOLICS -- NOT COMMUNISTS. AMONG THEM WAS MIGUEL ROJAS AND HIS THREE SONS, ONE OF WHOM, ADELBERTO, AGED THREE, MADE THE VOYAGE NAKED.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA1Z9JW8U3EASWUTMLFCVB8G3HG
    Media URN:
    VLVA1Z9JW8U3EASWUTMLFCVB8G3HG
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/02/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:01:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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