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    Visnews filmed in Santiago Cuba Jan 16 the trial and execution of Lt. Despaigne -?

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    Visnews filmed in Santiago Cuba Jan 16 the trial and execution of Lt. Despaigne - described as Chief of Batista's Army Prowl Cars in the Province of Santiago.

    Judges at the trial were officials of 26th of July Movement.

    Leaving the courtroom Despaigne talked with a priest in the yard where the firing squad assembled.

    He had two last requests - granted - that he be allowed
    1. to write a note to his son.

    2. to give the order to the firing squad to fire the fatal shots.

    Lt. Despaigne gave the order, they fired, and he fell backwards into a pit dug, presumably, to receive the bodies of the executed.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6DWNS6IH6CK0GPLB2OAEURVVD
    Media URN:
    VLVA6DWNS6IH6CK0GPLB2OAEURVVD
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/01/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:07:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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