On 26th July 1953, at 5:00AM, Fidel Castro and his brother Raúl led 160 insurgents in an attack on dictator Fulgencio Batista's second largest fortress in Cuba - Moncada barracks in Santiago de Cuba. Their plan was to take the barracks, including the radio transmitter within it, and use it as a centre from which to broadcast propaganda to the Cuban people. This was the first armed attempt against Batista's regime.
The attack failed, many were killed, the other - included Fidel - were imprisoned and sent to trial. In this book is the text of the lengthy self-defence summary delivered by Fidel during last session of the trial. This text is known as HISTORY WILL ABSOLVE ME after its closing sentence and represents a valuable historic document as well as a platform for the Cuban Revolution which followed the event.
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History Will Absolve Me - Fidel Castro
- Author: Fidel Castro
- Product Code: 9590901476
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