Colonel Castillo Armas defeats communist controlled government and sets up new regime.
Guatemala, Central America: GV Ext. Presidential Palace. Closer V Ditto. SV Soldier on guard. SV Guatemalan lawyers, Caceres & Ibarr (with glasses) SV Liberation soldier in chair with tommy gun. GV People on balcony of Palace. STV Reporters around President of El Salvador, Oscar Osorio. CU Osorio talking to reporters. SV Colonel Castillo Armas embraced by type wearing glasses. SV Colonel Monzon & Armas seated together.
GV Guatemalans towards carrying banners. Closer V Ditto pan from one banner to another. GV Band marching at head of soldier. SCU Soldiers pan down to feet. GV Transport with bullet-smashed windscreen. CU Smashed windscreen. CU Side window smashed pan to soldiers at side of road. CU Poster translated reads 'THOSE WHO HELP PATRIOT RESISTANCE WILL FIGHT & LIVE FOR A BETTER GUATEMALA. HURRAH FOR THE GREAT DAY' SV Colonel Castillo Armas with Staff officers. Closer V Ditto pan down to map. CU Map. GV Troops marching in Chiquimula. GV Troops onto truck. CU Pan to BV Troops on truck & away. SCU Col. Armas & staff. CU Armas. SV Head of Military Junta, Col. Monzon towards car. Closer V Ditto - shakes hands. Ext. V Presidential Palace. Night shot SV Col. Armas entering for evening meeting.
Government and Politics; Personalities - Armed Forces; Cold War; Carlos Castillo Armas; Personalities - Politicians
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