• Short Summary

    Cuban Prime Minister, Fidel Castro, was present at a gigantic International Labour Day meeting in Havana, May 2, when troops.

  • Description

    1.
    LV Flags and parade.
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    2.
    CU Large flag passes in parade.\
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    3.
    SV Castro and others applaud.
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    4.
    SV Sailors march in parade.
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    CU Tank passes in parade.
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    6.
    LV Ditto past crowd in b/g
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    ANGLE SHOT..onlookers.
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    8.
    LV Parade.
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    9.
    TOP V.ditto.
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    10.
    LV Men and women march in parade.
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    ANGLE SHOT..Castro and others look on.
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    12.
    LV Parade.
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    CU Onlookers.
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    14.
    TOP V..of assembled crowd.
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    15.
    LV Crowd wait and cheer.
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    16.
    NEARER V..ditto.
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    17.
    SCU Castro addresses crowd.
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    18.
    GV Large crowd listen.
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    19.
    TOP V..Mass crowd.
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    20.
    GV Ditto and memorial
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    Background: Cuban Prime Minister, Fidel Castro, was present at a gigantic International Labour Day meeting in Havana, May 2, when troops. tanks and civilian militia, with their flags and equipment, passed before him in a spectacular parade lasting seven hours. Spectators at the gathering were estimated at over a million. Balloons, white pigeons and helicopters were overhead as the parade came to an end.

    Speaking to the vast crowd - in an address lasting 3 hours, 45 minutes - Dr. Castro accused the United States of preparing aggression against Cuba through the medium of Guatemala. He said Guatemala's breaking off relations with Cuba, and President Ydigoras's charges that Cuba was training an army to invade Guatamala, were manoeuvre "to pinpoint Cuba as an aggressor nation, and thus justify intervention on our soil." He said that Cuba was not an aggressor nation but, if attacked, would "defend ourselves to the death."
    Delegates from Latin America, the United States, Europe and Russia were present as Dr. Castro spoke over the networks of radio and television, and heard him warn against "self-inflicted aggressions" within Cuba. He was referring to the United States naval base in Oriente province - the subject of rumours that it might be attacked by the Cuban Army.

    Dr. Castro disclosed that more than 1,000 companies of civilian militia took part in the parade and that they did not exist six months before. There were companies of organized labour, farmers, university students and women. Also marching were a group of Cuban women from Miami, Florida.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8R3NGWMT3EJ575G2J3R0GIAGX
    Media URN:
    VLVA8R3NGWMT3EJ575G2J3R0GIAGX
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/05/1960
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    MXF
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:09:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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