The Cuban Revolution 
(1952-1958)

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The Pico Turquino, highest elevation of the Sierra Maestra.



 
 
 
 
 

American hostages seized by Raul Castro June 27, 1958.

 

1952-1956 Articles
1957 Articles
1958 Articles
Album de la Revolucion
Maps
Birth of a Revolution
Comandantes of the Cuban Revolution
Destruction of Railroads
Gringos in the Cuban Revolution, 1956-1962
Rebel Leaders (1957-1958)
Rebel Priests
Rebel Terrorism
Rebels Entering Havana (January 1959)
Rebels in Las Villas (1958-1959)
Armored train surrender in Santa Clara (Dec. 30, 1958)
Rebels in Oriente (1957-1958)
Rebels Wearing Religious Images
Revolutionary Firing Squads
Santiago de Cuba Protest (1957)
Trial of the Granma Expeditionaries (May 11, 1957)
U.S. Reporters Covering the Cuban Revolution
Assignment in Cuba (Dickey Chapelle)
Voices from the Sierra Maestra: Fidel Castro's Revolutionary Propaganda
 

REBEL LEADERS
Almeida Bosque, Juan
Bayo Giroud, Alberto
Castro Ruz, Fidel
Castro Ruz, Juanita
Chibas, Raul
Cienfuegos Gorriaran, Camilo
Dahud, Antonio
Diaz Lanz, Pedro Luis
Franqui, Carlos
Garcia Martinez, Calixto
Guevara, Ernesto "Che"
Pais, Frank
Vera Serafin, Aldo
 

DEPARTMENT OF STATE:
U.S. State Department Dispatches 1952
U.S. State Department Dispatches 1953
U.S. State Department Dispatches 1954
U.S. State Department Dispatches 1955
U.S. State Department Dispatches 1956
U.S. State Department Dispatches 1957
U.S. State Department Dispatches 1958
U.S. State Department Dispatches 1959
U.S. State Department Dispatches 1960
 

U.S. Senate Hearings: Communist Threat to the United States Through the Caribbean
Testimony of Major Pedro L. Diaz Lanz (July 14, 1959)
Testimony of General C. P. Cabell (November 5, 1959)
Testimony of Rev. Father Eduardo Aguirre (May 3, 1960)
Testimony of Rev. Father Rosario Maxilliano Perez (May 3, 1960)
Testimony of Rafael Diaz-Balart (May 3, 1960)
Testimony of Manuel Antonio Ugalde Carrillo (May 3 and 4, 1960)
Testimony of Andres Jose Rivero-Aguero (May 4, 1960)
Testimony of Rev. Father Juan Ramon O'Farril (May 4, 1960)
Testimony of Gen. Francisco J. Tabernilla (May 6, 1960)
Testimony of Salvador Diaz-Verson (May 6, 1960)
Testimonies of Ambassadors Arthur Gadner and Earl E. T. Smith (August 27, 30, 1960)

Batista Government
Military and Police Personnel
Inocentes los Aviadores (Carlos Lazo)
Batista's Cuba (CIA Inspector General Lyman B. Kirkpatrick, Jr.)
Fallece en Miami ex jefe de policia batistiana (Esteban Ventura)
The white-suited hired assassin
 

The Moncada and Bayamo Attacks, July 26, 1953
The Moncada and Bayamo Attacks
Manifesto to the Nation (July 23, 1953)
 


AUTENTICO ORGANIZATION
Attack on the Goicuria garrison (April 1956)
 

Exiled in Mexico

Jose Antonio Echevarria, Fidel
Castro, and Rene Anillo in
Mexico City, Aug. 29, 1956.
 


Fidel Castro and his followers imprisoned in Mexico City, 1956.

A 45 años de la Carta de Mexico
Arsacio Vanegas, Aided Castro's Cause, Dies at 79
Fernando Gutierrez, 73, Head of the Secret Police in Mexico (Arrested Fidel Castro in 1956)
When history imitates reality
 

Granma Expedition
After receiving U.S. congressional recognition, he became the ‘Granma’ helmsman
Cuando el Granma surco por la Historia
Esta batalla la ganamos con las verdades
Juan Manuel Marquez: El segundo jefe del Granma
‘Let’s go on, there’s solid ground ahead’
The other Calixto Garcia
Walking towards sunrise
 

Santiago de Cuba Uprising, November 30, 1956
30 de noviembre en Santiago: Mas alla del telegrama
30 de noviembre de 1956: Santiago se vistio de verde olivo
 

Sierra Maestra Campaign
Fidel Castro letter to Celia Sanchez, June 5, 1958
Aniversario 45 del refuerzo de El Marabuzal
Cerca de Alegria de Pio aparecio una esperanza
El combate de La Plata: Nuestra primera victoria
Fallecio el compañero Jose Assef
General de Brigada Delsa Esther Puebla Viltres
Manuel Hechevarria: Lo importante es hacer una Revolucion
Operacion ofensiva de amor, tactica y coraje
Sepultado en Manzanillo Primitivo Perez
III Frente Oriental: Un pilar de la victoria
Medicos en la Sierra Maestra. Dr. Julio Martinez Paez (Cuadernos de Historia Sanitaria, No, 14, 1959)
 

Presidential Palace Attack, March 13, 1957
Attack on the Presidential Palace
The Trial of Marcos Armando Rodriguez Alfonso



Corinthia Expedition, May 19, 1957
Calixto Sanchez Whyte
Organizacion Autentica: Un Ejercito Autentico de la Revolucion Cubana (Junio 1957)
 
 

Second Front Escambray
The DR's Decision to Fight Guerrilla War
Eloy Gutierrez Menoyo
William Morgan
 

1959

Felix Rodriguez, Evan Rosales, Pepin Pujol, Jan. 3, 1959, Santiago.

Cuban Revolutionary Government Cabinet of President Manuel Urrutia Lleo, January 1959
Angry Young Cubans take over
Batista and Regime Flee Cuba; Castro Moving to Take Power; Mobs Riot and Loot in Havana
Castro's men pour into Havana
Fidel Castro: The Observer Profile
El Doble Juicio de los Aviadores
El juicio de Huber Matos
 

BOHEMIA ARTICLES
El Padre le Daba los Craneos de sus Victimas Para que Jugara  (Bohemia, phony report with archaeological skulls)
Mas de veinte mil muertos arroja el tragico balance del regimen de BatistaBohemia, enero 11, 1959.
Jamás en mi vida toleraré conscientemente una inmoralidad Bohemia, enero 11, 1959.
El aporte del Directorio Revolucionario en la lucha contra la tiraniaBohemia, enero 11, 1959.
Se acabaron las maniobras y especulaciones de las grandes firmas azucarerasBohemia, enero 18, 1959.
 

2004
Castro's rebel camp frozen in time
 

2006
Operación Fangio