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Classic Fidel Castro Newsreels

This compilation of newsreel footage opens with a young Fidel Castro as he assumes power of Cuba in January of 1959 and continues on through the Cuban Missile Crisis in 1962. Rally for Castro: One million roar 'Si!' to Cuban executions (1/22/59) -- Castro 'resigns': mass demonstrations show his power secure (7/20/59) -- Havana rally: peasants mass to support Castro (7/27/59) -- Ike at U.N. proposes new world disarmament program (9/22/60) -- History at U.N: World leaders set New York a-whirl (9/26/60) -- Invasion scare: Castro masses troops, claims U.S. aggression (10/31/60) -- News highlights of 1960 (12/31/60) -- U.S. breaks relations with Cuba (1/5/61) -- Cuba invaded: foes of Castro open offensive (4/19/61) -- Reds celebrate May Day (5/5/61) -- The Cuban crisis (10/25/62) -- Missile bases: Castro balks at U.N. team (11/1/62)

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