The following selection of photographs is from the book Caravana de la libertad, by Cuban authors Luis Báez and Pedro de la Hoz. The text summarizes the journey of rebel troops led by Fidel from January 1 through the 17th, 1959, the day when they arrived in Pinar Del Río, the country’s westernmost province.
Columbia military base, now the Ciudad Escolar Libertad, January 8, 1959. Photo: Archive
The people cheer Fidel and the bearded Rebel Army troops.Photo: Archive
Fidel Castro enters Santiago de Cuba in 1959, accompanied by Celia SánchezPhoto: Archive
Fidel and Raúl Castro on the balcony of Santiago de Cuba’s City Hall. Photo: Archive