1954, the year he won the Nobel Prize for literature, Ernest Hemingway steps to the railing of a boat, in Cuba, to stand between military officers. Next, he is seen receiving an award from a Cuban official, as he stands at the boat rail, with his wife, Mary, at his side. He kisses her. Scene from earlier that year, shows Hemingway standing at, what appears to be Wilson Airport, in Nairobi, Kenya, with Roy Marsh, pilot of the chartered Cessna 180 airplane that will fly him and his wife, Mary, to Murchison Falls in January, 1954. (They had to make a forced landing there.)
26 July 1953: Cuban political leader Fidel Castro sends his men to the Moncada Barracks manned by the military garrison. His men are massacred and gunned down by the officers. The garrison Colonel Alberto, followed by his men. A crowd surrounds them. Officers with the uniforms of the killed revolutionaries. An officer at a table while others stand around him as he is rewarded the General Star. Officials sign documents. The wounded from the barracks in a military hospital. Officers and officials attend the military honors ceremony for the dead officers and soldiers. Policemen keep a vigil and search cars on the streets. General Rafael Salas Canizares leads the hunt for conspirators. The General with other officers pose with the arms found during a search. Buildings bombed and wrecked by saboteurs. Officers comb the island. Castro surrenders and is tried in 1953 along with his men. 1954: Other revolutionary fronts operating. A man signs a document surrounded by officials. Students demonstrate on the streets. A wounded on a litter and another on a hospital bed. 1955: Batista signs an appeasement and Castro, his brother Raul, Melba Hernandez, Haydee Santamaria, and Castro's men are released. The brothers are greeted by their sister Lydia. He announces that he will leave the country to organize an invasion. People rejoice on the street.
USAF Major General Reuben Columbus Hood Jr. visits Cuba during his goodwill tour. An USAF F-86 as it flies in low over beach, makes a climb. Spectators watch diamond-shaped formation of the Thunderbirds. The formation as it banks and completes a barrel roll. Several views of the Thunderbirds performing. General Hood and President of Cuba, Fulgencio Batista y Zaldivar. Views of the president. Views of the secret Police. American flag flying full mast, palm tree in the foreground. Several views of spectators. The Cuban flag flying full mast. Coast line of Havana, Cuba. Street scene along the beach area of Havana, Cuba.
USAF Major General Reuben Columbus Hood Jr. visits Cuba during his goodwill tour. Group of VIP's, including General Hood and President of Cuba, Fulgencio Batista y Zaldivar, wa1k down. Photographers in the foreground. The president and General Hood as they walk toward the reviewing stand. Several views of the Cuban VIPs observing the air show. Several scenes of crowd observing the air show. USAF Douglas C-124 Globemaster II in flight, two USAF Lockheed T-33s Shooting Star flying at the C-124's wingtip. C-124 flies. Licence plate reads as: 'Presidencia Cuba'. A T-33 as it climbs with the assistance of a rocket booster. View of review stand as the VIPs watch the air show. USAF captain explaining the air show.
USAF Major General Reuben Columbus Hood Jr. visits Cuba during his goodwill tour. General Hood and VIP's. VIP has General Hood's helmet on. USAF Lockheed T-33 Shooting Star, a jet trainer aircraft in the background. Several views of dignitaries preparing for demonstration flight. Flight tower in the background. Written on tower: 'Aeropuerto Batista'. Tail section of Cuban B-45. Written on the tail section: Fuerga and Aerea Jercito de Cuba. USAF F-84 Thunderbirds making a fly-by. A group of personnel. Photographers in the foreground. Several of General Hood and Cuban officers exchanging greetings. Severa1 of officers and civilians during the air show.
VIP on a T-33 Flight in Cuba during USAF Major General Reuben Columbus Hood Jr's goodwill tour. General Hood's Lockheed T-33 Shooting Star, a jet trainer aircraft, Cuban personnel in the foreground. One of the Cuban VIP returns from a demonstration ride. Cuban VIP as he puts on flying suit and dons General Hood's helmet. The VIP in the cockpit of the aircraft. Flyover of formation of three USAF T-33s. A certificate and wing, certificate reads: La Fuerga Aerea Ejercito, Cuba.