• Short Summary

    Fidel Castro conducts Court Martial of members of the Batista Regime in sports stadium.

  • Description

    Titles read: "HAVANA - TRIALS MAKE 'ROMAN HOLIDAY'.

    Havana, Cuba.

    General view of interior of Cuba Court being addressed by 'rebel leader' Fidel Castro. C/U of sign reading "Military Prison". We see crowds of relatives outside prison waiting to see their relatives who are inside, awaiting trials involving their actions in the Batista Army. Zoom shot, into prison bars showing prisoners in the yard. Prisoners talk to relatives through bars. C/U of prisoner.

    General view of Havana Sports Palace where trials are being held. Inside the sports palace we see various shots of Judges and prisoners, one of whom is Major Sosa Blanco, former Batista Army Officer, wearing handcuffs and on the stand with guards. Photographers take pictures.

    A small boy, Angelio Estrada is led in to testify against Blanco. We see him speaking into a microphone and pointing to Blanco saying that Blanco killed his father. Shots of Blanco, the judges and general views of the proceedings.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1567.21
    Media URN:
    58739
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    02/02/1959
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:35:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:38:25:00 / 01:40:00:00
    Canister:
    59/10

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