• Short Summary

    President Machado brings troops onto the streets of Havana in an effort to sustain his rule.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Martial Law in Cuba. Deserted by his Army and Navy, President Machado fled by plane to Nassau in the Bahamas."

    Cuba.

    Shots of large civic building in Havana.

    Crowds of people some holding banners fill the streets.

    Troops on the streets to enforce Martial Law. They stand with their rifles in front of lorries.

    Shot of the National Palace.

    Interior shots of President Gerado Machado y Morales meeting with loyal Army officers in state room.

    Travel shots of various parts of Havana. The streets are very empty due to martial law.

    More shots of National Palace. Machado comes down steps surrounded by large group of body guards. Voiceover describes him as 'a President threatened by his own people'.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    733.13
    Media URN:
    6639
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    21/08/1933
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:22:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:14:39:00 / 01:16:01:00
    Canister:
    33/67

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