Cuban revolutionaries Fidel Castro, Che Guevara, Raul Castro, and Camilo Cienfuegos advance towards Havana.
Cuba Date:1960 Duration:3 min 59 sec Sound:Yes
Fidel Castro and Che Guevara attack Havana. The Presidential Palace in Havana, Cuba. A soldier keeps vigil from the roof. President Fulgencio Batista with the press and other dignitaries in the palace. Batista's soldiers atop and near tanks. A Batista's Chief of Staff General Francisco Tabernilla talks to the soldiers. The bazooka teams prepare to advance. Fidel Castro records his broadcast for the rebel radio in the Sierra Maestra Mountains. 1958: Rebels prepare arms and ammunition. Heads of other major revolutionary fronts meet in Coracas. The rebels advance towards Havana. A rebel fires a rocket, an explosion on a hill. The rebels climb uphill and take cover. They jump over fallen trees and across the hills. Batista's Air Force planes drop bombs and fire at the rebels. Explosions due to the bombardments. A man fires a machine gun, while another fires at the aircraft. They fire in sitting and prone position. Castro's men attack houses on the outskirts of Santa Clara. Batista's men surrender. December 1958: The final assault. The rebels near a building. A large crowd gathered outside the National Guard Police Section. Guevara's men march in a single file on the streets. The Air Force planes continue bombardment. Soldiers in trucks. Townspeople flee to shelters. Explosion due to bombardment. Aircraft in flight. Cars on the road. Women and children take refuge. A doctor checks wounded civilians lying on beds. Women rebels with rifles. Women welcome and greet Che Guevara. Top rebel commander Camilo Cienfuegos among others. Rebels on a building roof. A man berries a relative. Fidel Castro talks to the rebels during a strategy meeting. Fidel Castro's brother, Raul Castro drinks from a cup. Rebels and civilians in a Willys jeep. A large crowd gathered outside a building.
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