Celebrations in Havana Cuba as rebels under Fidel Castro evict Batista and take over the government
Havana Cuba Date:1959, January Duration:1 min 57 sec Sound:Yes
Celebrations in Havana, Cuba as Cuban rebels led by Fidel Castro take over the city. Citizens marching in the streets carrying 26th of July banners (date in 1953 the coup began). Jubilant throngs of people. Newspaper man selling papers with large headline "Se Fue Batista" indicating that Batista has fled the country. Crowds smashing gambling machines in the streets. Hoards of students streaming from the University of Havana joining the celebrations. U.S. tourists leaving a hotel with packed luggage and taking refuge at the U.S. Embassy (being taken there in U.S. Military cars), and then leaving Havana on airplanes to return to the USA. Rebel fighters with beards entering the city. Views of Fidel Castro, a number of his lieutenants, and rebel fighters somewhere in the mountains. The Cuban flag flying.
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