• Short Summary

    Ten Cubans, captured by Castro forces during the recent abortive invasion of Cuba, arrived in Washington from Miami, Florida.

  • Description


    Arrival by plans from Miami - led by Dr. Miro



    Cardona head of Rebel Revolutionary Council - 1st off plans - followed by wife



    various shots of Dr. Cardona bring questioned by posters



    then the ten Cuban fighters get off plane



    herded by the Immigration Service



    At the hotel - prisoners enter for meeting



    Then interiors - prisoners meet with Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt, Walter Ruether and Dr. Milton Eisenhower, who are trying to arrange the ransom money



    various long & closer shots by group



    See newspaper enclosed




    Initials TDH/S/LB



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Ten Cubans, captured by Castro forces during the recent abortive invasion of Cuba, arrived in Washington from Miami, Florida. May 22 to meet Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt and others interested in purchasing 500 tractors demanded as ransom by Fidel Castro for the repatriation of 1,214 other prisoners held by him.

    From Washington Airport, they drove with Dr. Miro Cardona - head of the rebel Revolutionary Council - to the Statler Hotel where they met Mrs Roosevelt, Walter Reuther the Trade Union leader, and Dr. Milton Eisenhower, who are heading a committee to raise the necessary money.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVACHMFZGXGALQ7SSAUXK2YI8VZZ
    Media URN:
    VLVACHMFZGXGALQ7SSAUXK2YI8VZZ
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/05/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:17:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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