• Short Summary

    Since Jan 1, when Premier Fidel Castro announced an imminent invasion of Cuba by American forces, hastily conscripted militiamen have been preparing anti-tank and aircraft guns along Havana's sea-front, and machine-gun emplacements on hotel and villa rooftops, including the British Embassy.

  • Description

    Since Jan 1, when Premier Fidel Castro announced an imminent invasion of Cuba by American forces, hastily conscripted militiamen have been preparing anti-tank and aircraft guns along Havana's sea-front, and machine-gun emplacements on hotel and villa rooftops, including the British Embassy.

    Unfortunately their work was in vain. On Jan 20 Premier Castro announced the end of the "emergency", praised the militiamen's courage and said an invasion would have taken place but for their determination. He then demobilised the 400,000-strong militia and sent them home to their civilian jobs.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA7JC18EHLNMAUGKHHE9875VJKC
    Media URN:
    VLVA7JC18EHLNMAUGKHHE9875VJKC
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/01/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:10:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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