Cuban antiaircraft gun at Bay of Pigs

Fidel addressing a rally in Havana one day before the invasion

Fidel at the Bay of Pigs

Fidel inspecting a downed plane

Fidel looking out to sea at Playa Giron

Jose Ramon Fernandez

Cuba militia mobilised during the invasion

Planning for the defence

Men picking up weapons to defend Cuba from the US-backed invasion

Anti-aircraft gun operators in the fields

Fidel with troops and anti-aircraft gun
 *Photographs courteous of Raul Corrales, Giron: The Glorious Days of the Bay of Pigs Battle (Aediciones Aurelia, 2007)