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Osprey's exam of the occasions within the Bay of Pigs (1961) that ended in the Cuban Missile obstacle (1962). In early 1961 President John F. Kennedy gave the go-ahead to an current plan for Cuban exiles to come to overthrow Fidel Castro's communist regime. whereas the CIA helped within the making plans phases, the test wouldn't be assisted by way of any US militia. at the evening of April sixteen, 1961, a strength of 1,400 exiles, referred to as 2506 Brigade, landed on the Bay of Pigs at the south coast of Cuba, supported by means of a number of international battle II classic airplane flying from Nicaragua. whereas they succeeded in knocking out a few of Castro's small air strength at the floor, the remainder Cuban plane sank of the exiles' aid ships, and the beachhead turned remoted. battling endured for 3 days ahead of Castro's military crushed the touchdown strength. many of the exiles have been captured and suffered a harsh imprisonment earlier than the U.S. negotiated their liberate. This episode, through the deploy of Soviet missiles in Cuba, led on to the Cuban Missile drawback of October 1962, and keeps to impact US/Cuban diplomatic family members to today. This e-book, written via the nephew of a surviving 2506 Brigade veteran, comprises targeted colour plates, unpublished images, and interviews with veterans.

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