Castro revolutionaries make concerted assault against Batista's Federal forces in Cuba
Cuba Date:1958 Duration:4 min 30 sec Sound:Yes
Revolutionaries moving through the mountains during Cuban revolution. Buildings bombed and burned by Batista forces. Armed soldiers in defensive positions atop the Presidential Palace in Havana. President Fulgenci Batista with others. Cuban General Staff Chief, Francisco Tabernilla Dolz and a Lieutenant General discussing defense matters. Cuban soldiers on tanks. Castro addresses guerrillas. Che Guevera working with rebels in the mountains. They assemble and test rifle-launched grenades. Fire fights between revolutionaries and the Batista forces. The Cuban Army Air Force (FAEC--Fuerza Aérea Ejército de Cuba) attacks using P-47 aircraft, seen firing at revolutionaries on the ground. Rebels firing heavy machine guns, rifles, and rifle grenades. Castro's revolutionaries, under the leadership of Ernesto “Ché” Guevara, engage Federal troops at Santa Clara. They are seen taking prisoners and in the city itself. A building sign reads: "Seccion Policia Nacional Vigilante Hidalgo." An FAEC B-26 bomber is seen low overhead. Rebels fire at it with small arms from a truck moving along the street. FAEC B-26s engaged in nighttime support missions with Batista forces (commencing November 10, 1958). B-26s dropping bombs. P-47 aircraft are also seen. Bombs exploding. Civilian women and children seeking escape from the bombing. Wounded revolutionaries being treated in a hospital. Armed women revolutionaries. Rebel forces eating a meal. Che Guevara being greeted as he walks amongst civilians in the city. Revolutionaries stand atop a building waving their flag. A woman holds an injured child. A cross is erected in a cemetery. Fidel Castro with some of his followers talking to a captured Federal officer
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