Fidel Castro organizes a civilian militia and blames the United States for blowing up a ship carrying arms in Havana.
Havana Cuba Date:1960 Duration:1 min 48 sec Sound:Yes
Cuban Prime Minister Fidel Castro speaks over a microphone. He organizes a vast civilian militia. Cuban women and student militia march with rifles. March 1960: A French ship named 'La Coubre' loaded with Belgian arms catches fire at the Havana Harbor. Fire engines arrive. Fire fighters try to put out the fire. Smoke arises due to the explosion of arms and ammunition on board. The fire fighters use water hoses as people run away from the fire. Black and white smoke shrouds the helicopter from which Castro is surveying the scene. Charred and wrecked buses. Fire fighters and civilians carry and help the wounded. Wrecked equipment and ship. A tube in the water. Ernesto Che Guevara looks on. Fidel Castro addresses Cuban sailors and civilians, blaming United States agents for blowing up the ship. A large crowd demonstrates on the streets.
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