• Short Summary

    An idolatrous welcome by a million ecstatic Cubans greeted Fidel Castro when he entered Havana Jan 8 at the head of the liberation convoy' of buses, home made trucks, ostentatious American cars and jeeps.

  • Description

    An idolatrous welcome by a million ecstatic Cubans greeted Fidel Castro when he entered Havana Jan 8 at the head of the liberation convoy' of buses, home made trucks, ostentatious American cars and jeeps. A 21 gun salute fired by ships in the harbour.. church bells pealed..frenzied rebels fired pistols and rifles into the air..near hysterical women, wearing red blouses and black skirts to show off the colours of the rebel movement, cried and laughed simultaneously.

    The jeep bearing the 'Liberator' and his Lieutenants 'inched' its way through the mass clamouring to shake and kiss his hand, to the Presidential where Castro stopped for lunch with Dr Urrutia. After luncheon he appeared on the balcony. A rapturous thunder of ovation drowned his speech. Precede by Dr Urrutia, Castro drove to Fort Columbia, Cuban Military headquarters where he gave audience to Mothers and Widow of rebels killed in the struggle.

    Castro has created a form of stable municipal government in each of the towns and villages left in his wake.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVACQZLE1NRNIEJAPKW121IEESHP
    Media URN:
    VLVACQZLE1NRNIEJAPKW121IEESHP
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/01/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:14:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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