• Short Summary

    Coffins were carried by crowds of demonstrators through the streets of Havana and dumped in the sea at the waterfront, Aug 8, is a symbolic burial of expropriated American companies in Cuba, at the start of a "week of popular joy" proclaimed by the Government controlled Cuban Confederation of Labour.

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    GV. Demonstrators.
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    GV.PAN.Ditto, with coffins.
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    GV. Ditto, with placards.
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    SV. Demonstrators run with coffin.
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    GV. Crowd with wreaths, placards and coffins at waterfront.
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    CU. Coffin and placard.
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    GV. Coffin thrown into water.
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    CV. Coffin.
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    GV. Crowd.
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    CU. Coffin and placard.
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    GV. Demonstrators on boat with coffin.
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    GV. Coffin, wreaths and placards thrown into water.
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    GV. Ditto.
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    GV. Ditto.
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    see also Prod.5147/60

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    Background: Coffins were carried by crowds of demonstrators through the streets of Havana and dumped in the sea at the waterfront, Aug 8, is a symbolic burial of expropriated American companies in Cuba, at the start of a "week of popular joy" proclaimed by the Government controlled Cuban Confederation of Labour.

    The mock funeral followed the announcement, Aug 7, by Premier Fidel Castro of the seizure of the remaining US assets in Cuba, worth more than 700 million dollars. Affected by the new decree is all property of the Cuban Telephone Company, the Cuban Electric Company, refineries of Standard Oil and Texaco, the marketing network of Sinclair Oil and 36 American-owned sugar mills.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVADY8ALKUUB4L0SIGT06VIXM1H3
    Media URN:
    VLVADY8ALKUUB4L0SIGT06VIXM1H3
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/08/1960
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:01:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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