1,045 civilians were injured during “le mois des Barricades” (“the month of the Barricades”). You can find more photos here.
Thanks to my friend Eliot for the link! This picture reminds me of a photo of a miner’s strike near Sheffield I just posted recently, you can find it here. The major difference is the police-protesters-ratio.
“During the missile crisis, Castro ordered all Cubans to defend the capital. Dressed as usual in skirt, high heels and with hair curlers anticipating an evening out, this young woman with gun guards a bank.”
Gökşin Sipahioğlu, the celebrated Turkish photojournalist has died today at the age of 84. He made his name in October 1962 when he was the only western photographer in Havana during the Cuban missile crisis. In 1973, he co-founded, with his partner Phyllis Springer, the Sipa Press agency, which specialised - and still does today - in international news. (via BJP)
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