Communist Ernesto Che Guevara and Celia Sanchez join Fidel Castro's rebels in the Sierra Maestra Mountains.
Cuba Date:1960 Duration:3 min 52 sec Sound:Yes
The Cuban Revolution. A Cuban Revolutionary writes a note to be taken across by Fidel Castro's courier. A soldier watches as a courier gets onto a horse and rides away. The Sierra Maestra Mountains. A professional Communist from the Argentine, Ernesto Che Guevara joins Fidel Castro's men. He rides a horse as he smokes a cigarette and talks to another man. Soldiers clean and prepare arms and ammunition, they make bombs. Castro's rebels bomb buses and railroad trains. Charred cars and trucks. Oil tanks and factories set on fire by them. Black smoke arises from fires as firefighters try to put them out. Men on horses cross a stream as they bring supplies. Castro talks to new recruits and pro-communists. Celia Sanchez, who was part of the Moncada Barracks attack, talks to a rebel. Guevara smokes a cigar as he inspects rockets. Soldiers ready the rocket. Soldiers sit and talk, climb uphill on foot and on horses. Soldiers inside a dimly lit camp. The rebels attack and fire. A rebel doctor operates upon a soldier in a make shift operating room. The rebels attack and fight Batista's forces. Soldiers fire in standing and prone positions. Soldiers walk down a path in the jungle. They gather around a man seated on the ground as he takes notes. Women rebels take pictures of prisoners for publicity purposes. A rebel with a camera. 1958: Batista's men search for Castro. Soldiers walk uphill and cross a stream. A soldier in a deserted village. People near wrecked buildings and houses. A woman soldier speaks into a microphone for the rebel radio. A man adjusts the knob of a transistor.
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