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The following four pages are orders Fidel Castro has sent to his subordinates during the Bay of Pigs invasion. Most are brief orders, like moving howitzers to a new position. The rhetoric in these messages is inspiring, as he urges Cpatain…

News reel of the Bay of Pigs invasion. Includes the US denial of involvement of the attack and Castro's vehement rhetoric concerning the attack. The video was published on April 19, 1961. The assault by this point had totally failed, though the…

Adviser and speechwriter Richard Goodwin urges Kennedy to appoint the Attorney General (Robert F. Kennedy) to command an operation to undermine and remove Fidel Castro from power. The memorandum shows the secrecy that prevaded the Kennedy…

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Bay of Pigs invasion blows up in JFK's face, as satarized by a Cuban cigar blowing up in his face.
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