The Cuban Revolution
Attack on the Presidential Palace
(March 13, 1957)

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 Some attackers arrived in this truck.
 Wounded policeman being carried away.

 
 
 



 
 
 
Attack leader Menelao Mora killed in action.
 Funeral of Menelao Mora

 
 
 
Jose Antonio Echeverria
Echeverria's Ford at scene of shootout with police.

 
 
 
 
Echeverria killed in gun battle with police.
 

 
 
 

     Echeverria wearing suit, shirt with French cuffs, and two grenades on belt.

 
 
Ortodoxo leader Roberto Agramonte (with tie) at the 
funeral of murdered Senator Pelayo Cuervo Navarro

 
 



BOOKS
Bonne Castillo, Berta. Menelao: Su lucha y accion (1989)
Faure Chomon, "El Ataque al Palacio Presidencial," La Sierra y el Llano (Casa de las Americas, 1969)

ARTICLES
La evasion de la carcel de La Habana: dos muertos (Diario de la Marina, enero 1, 1957)

Rebel Suicide Squad Wiped Out (The Times of Havana, March 14, 1957)
Cuba Suppresses Youths’ Uprising; Forty Are Killed
  (N.Y. Times, March 14, 1957)

Batista Smashes Armed Revolt (The Havana Post, March 14, 1957)
Havana Scene Calm Again; Batista Greets Diplomats (The Havana Post, March 15, 1957, 1)
Havana Police Find Rebels’ Arms Cache (N.Y. Times, March 16, 1957)
Landing Reports Denied; Special Mass Prohibited (The Times of Havana, March 14, 1957)
U.S. Embassy to Check Tourist's Death Here (The Havana Post, March 16, 1957)
Suspect Dragnet On, Tanks Leave (The Havana Post, March 16, 1957)
Rinde la Policia un detallado informe al T. de Urgencia del asalto al Palacio Presidencial (Diario de la Marina, marzo 21, 1957)
Informan al Jefe de Estado sobre actividades comunistas (Diario de la Marina, marzo 22, 1957)
Ordenan que sea detenido Carlos Prio (Diario de la Marina, marzo 22, 1957)
Ocupan una gran cantidad de de dinamita y balas en Miramar (Diario de la Marina, marzo 23, 1957)
Ningun estudiante habia entre los que asaltaron Palacio (Diario de la Marina, marzo 24, 1957)
Weapons Caches Found in 2 Raids (The Havana Post, March 24, 1957)
Nueva ocupacion de armas realizo la Policia Nacional (Diario de la Marina, marzo 26, 1957)
Radico el juez por asesinato la muerte del Dr. Pelayo Cuervo (Diario de la Marina, marzo 26, 1957)
More Arms Seized by Police (The Havana Post, March 26, 1957)
Palace Attack Trial Set, 2 Said Charged (The Havana Post, March 26, 1957)
3 Raids Bear Arms Cache Here: 5 Persons Arrested (The Havana Post, March 28, 1957)
Ocupo la policia numerosas armas y pertrechos de guerra de los utilizados el dia 13 (Diario de la Marina, marzo 28, 1957, 1, 7-B)
Tres nuevas detenciones por el frustrado asalto a Palacio (Diario de la Marina, marzo 31, 1957)
Another Arms Cache Seized (The Havana Post, March 16, 1957)

Aquellos jovenes del 13 de Marzo (Granma, marzo 13, 2002)

BLOGS
Verdades del Ataque al Palacio Presidencial el 13 de Marzo de 1957