Huge crowd watches Independence Day parade in Havana Cuba. Army chief,Colonel Fulgencio Batista, in reviewing stand
Havana Cuba Date:1939, May 20 Duration:4 min 35 sec Sound:NO SOUND
Soldiers and cavalry parade in celebration of Independence Day, in Havana Cuba. Reviewing stand with awning set up in front of section of the Capitol, near the Gran Teatro . The front two rows of officers and dignitaries seated next to a railing. Numerous military personnel stand behind. Central figure in reviewing stand is Cuban Army Chief of Staff, Colonel Fulgencio Batista. People standing outside the railing. Cuban Flags fly. Soldiers with rifles march in formation. Officers holding flags behind the soldiers. A huge crowd on steps and in front of the Capitol. People watch the march from balconies and roofs of buildings along line of march. Sign on one reads: El Diario de la Marina. Few men with bugles and drums in front of the crowd. Parade includes: troops with pack animals, and Cavalry, led by officer on side-stepping horse. A small dog is seen on street, and a sailor on a motor cycle cuts across the line of march, at one point.
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