• Short Summary

    In the twenty five years since Fidel Castro's guerrilla army overthrew the dictatorial regime of strongman Fulgencio Batista in 1959, Cuba has place increasing emphasis on the development of its social and educational programmes.

  • Description

    1.
    GV Women in plain clothes march
    0.10

    2.
    SVs Male instructors show how to handle rifles and machine - guns (shots)
    0.27

    3.
    SV Instructor teaches women
    0.38

    4.
    SCU Woman fires rifle. PAN TO Others
    0.51

    5.
    GVs PAN Women listen to lectures (2 shots)
    1.02

    6.
    GV PAN Group of women in field
    1.15




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    Background: In the twenty five years since Fidel Castro's guerrilla army overthrew the dictatorial regime of strongman Fulgencio Batista in 1959, Cuba has place increasing emphasis on the development of its social and educational programmes. The island nation's military expansion has also benefitted from the government's integration of women into its armed forces. Units of Women's Territorial Militias (MTT) undergo regular basic military training, and receive instruction in the use and maintenance of a variety of Soviet-made small arms. The women soldiers spend their military training in field camps, and are also given lessons in military history and theory. Independent observers have stated that Cuba's women's militia units are the best trained and equipped in Latin America.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAF03P24QS85J3Z9PEGEJKOAB5C
    Media URN:
    VLVAF03P24QS85J3Z9PEGEJKOAB5C
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/01/1984
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:15:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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