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Exiles invade at Bay of Pigs Exiles invade at Bay of Pigs
by The Ovi Team
2017-04-17 10:17:05
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April 17th 1961, the invasion of Cuba was carried out by a force of about 1,400 exiled Cubans, with American support from the sea and air.

The main landing point at the Bay of Pigs was a beach surrounded by a mosquito-infested swamp. The only way to get further in to the island was along just three heavily-defended roads.

The fighting lasted just three days. The invasion force was badly outnumbered and the mass defection of Cubans they had hoped for - their only realistic hope of success - never materialised. More than 100 of the invasion force died in the attack, and 1,189 were taken prisoner.



 


    
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