Bay of Pigs Invasion Newsreel
Historic Universal Studios newsreel segments were shown of the aftermath of a failed 1961 invasion of Cuba by exiles who had attempted to… read more
Historic Universal Studios newsreel segments were shown of the aftermath of a failed 1961 invasion of Cuba by exiles who had attempted to overthrow Cuban leader Fidel Castro. The incident was later known as the Bay of Pigs invasion. Voice overs by Ed Herlihy described the events.
Cuba Invaded!: Foes of Castro Open Offensive, a segment of the April 19, 1961, newreel includes footage of U.S. Ambassador Stevenson in the United Nations as well as silent pictures of Fidel Castro.
Kennedy Warns We’ll Never Abandon Cuba includes footage of President Kennedy speaking on April 20, 1961.
Rebels Face Death for Invasion includes silent pictures of grieving relatives of the invading force and pictures of Fidel Castro on Cuban television.
Kennedy Confers with Eisenhower on Cuban Crisis includes silent pictures of President Kennedy meeting with former President Eisenhower at Camp David and with Governor Nelson Rockefeller in Washington, D.C.
Ike Says Nation Backs Kennedy Foreign Policy includes footage of former President Eisenhower talking about foreign policy. close
*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.
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- John F. Kennedy U.S. President [D] United States
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