Posts Tagged ‘ Playa Girón ’

Photographs from the Bay of Pigs

Visit a gallery of photographs taken by the author at the Bay of Pigs, during research for The Brilliant Disaster.
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The Bay of Pigs: A Brief Timeline: Five Days in April, 1961

April 15: The attack begins in the early hours of a Saturday morning. The CIA-backed brigade of Cuban exiles sends eight B-26 bombers from Nicaragua to Cuba to destroy Fidel Castro’s air force on the ground. Staged to look like an internal revolt by Castro’s own men, the air raid is only partly successful. At least six...
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