Cuba and the Cold War | From Castro's rise to power to the missile crisis
CHANNEL | BBC Television Service
FIRST BROADCAST | 29 July 1963
DURATION | 14 minutes 44 seconds
'Panorama' reports from Cuba on the celebrations held to commemorate the 10-year anniversary of when Castro first rose up against the Batista dictatorship. In the process, reporter James Mossman reviews the current way of life for the Cuban people in and around Havana and asks whether Castro remains as popular as when he first took up arms on 26 July 1953.
Castro was sentenced to 15 years in prison for the 26 July uprising of 1953. On his early release he continued to lead the resistance against President Fulgencio Batista, whose regime had denied him the chance to run in democratic elections. In command of a small guerrilla force called the 26 July Army, he eventually defeated the government and took power on New Year's Day 1959. Among the original members of the small force that landed on the shores of Cuba to start a revolution was Che Guevara.
Castro speaks to reporters a week after the revolution.
Robin Day reports from Florida on the Cuban exiles.
President Kennedy speech following the Bay of Pigs incident.
'Panorama' visits Fidel Castro after the Bay of Pigs invasion.
Kennedy's speech on the Cuban missile crisis.
The Labour Party leader speaks to BBC News about the missile crisis.
An extract from a radio newsreel.
An emergency meeting of the UN Security Council discusses the Cuban missile crisis.
Robin Day interviews US Senator Mike Mansfield for 'Panorama'.
A brief report on the arrival of an evacuee ship from Guantanamo.
After 'one of the most dangerous weeks in history', what now for the world?
President Kennedy announces the end of the Cuban blockade.
Castro celebrates 10 years since the first uprising against the former regime.
A profile of Che Guevara.
Kate Adie introduces a report on the Cuban missile crisis.
A profile of the man devoted to removing Castro.
While the USA prepared for war, what was happening inside the USSR and Cuba?
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