Bay of Pigs

April 14, 2011 5:00 AM

How a group of Cuban exiles set up to topple Fidel Castro

The commander of the Bay of Pigs invasion, José Perez San Roman, kneeled and kissed the sand with joy when he landed at Playa Girón on the south coast of Cuba. Two days later, his 1,500 men had been thoroughly defeated.

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