• Short Summary

    Fidel Castro addresses crowds in Jan 1959 and visits Sierra Maestra, Raul Castro in Russia.

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    Unissued / unused material - dates and locations may be unclear / unknown.

    American newsreel item. Title reads: "New Rumors Fly About Fidel Castro"


    January 1959: High shot, panning over huge crowd massed in square. High shot, crowd. High shot, President of Cuba, Fidel Castro, makes his way through crowd which are swarming around him trying to touch him. LS Castro on dais in front of microphones acknowledging cheering crowds. LS Cheering crowds. MS Zoom out to LS, Castro speaking and gesticulating to crowd as he speaks against the United States accepting political and economic ties with the Communist Powers, Russia and China. High shot, panning over massed crowds.

    MS Russians standing applauding Raul Castro, Minister of the Cuban Armed Forces, on his visit to the Soviet Union. LS Pan along platform showing Major Raul Castro. CU Major Raul Castro. LS Audience sits down. LS and CU Raul Castro speaking. CU Pan from Russian's hands clapping to his face.

    High shot, massed crowd. LS Castro waving to crowds, from platform at Sierra Maestra as rumours of him suffering from a "lung infection" spread and Cubans prepared for "his indefinite disappearance from public life". Various shots, Fidel Castro walking along surrounded by Cubans dressed in white with Panama hats on. March past at Sierra Maestra on on the anniversary of his revolutionary movement, the march past consisting of delegations from Communist China and Bolivia making up part of the quarter million who took part.

    Note: "Date received" on original paperwork reads: 28/07/1960. American commentary.

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    Film ID:
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    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
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    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:31:24:00 / 01:32:50:00
    UN 3384 B

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