Jornada de la Marcha Combatiente Hacia el Moncada

Title

Jornada de la Marcha Combatiente Hacia el Moncada

Subject

Cuban Revolution

Description

On July 26, 1953, Fidel Castro led a small group of revolutionaries in an attack on the Moncada military barracks in Santiago de Cuba. The barracks was the second largest in Cuba and had been named for General Guillermon Moncada, a heroic figure from Cuba’s War for Independence in the 1890s. The attempted coup failed, with eight killed, several more wounded and more than seventy captured and tortured by the Batista regime, including Fidel Castro’s brother, Raul. Fidel Castro initially escaped into the countryside, but was later captured and placed on trial. During the theatrical trial, Castro famously said, "You may condemn me. History will absolve me." Following the 1959 revolution, Castro would mark the storming of Moncada as the start of the struggle against the Batista regime. This poster commemorates that event.

Creator

unknown

Source

Roz Payne

Publisher

Center for Digital Research in the Humanities, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Date

1980

Format

poster

Citation

unknown, “Jornada de la Marcha Combatiente Hacia el Moncada,” Roz Payne Sixties Archive, accessed September 17, 2021, https://rozsixties.unl.edu/items/show/55.

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