Fidel Castro Publishes Written Reflections Entitled “An Honest Clarification”
Havana, June 2 (RHC) In his most recently published written reflections, Cuban Revolution leader Fidel Castro wrote about various historical events linked to the guerrilla struggle, particularly the attack on the troops camped in Uvero, considered one of the most significant actions by the Rebel Army 55 years ago.
In his reflections, entitled “An Honest Clarification,” Fidel refers to the event, which occurred May 28, 1957, which is considered the victory that marked the maturity of the Rebel Army in its fight against the troops of former dictator Fulgencio Batista.
Fidel´s article reads, “Was it correct from the military and revolutionary viewpoints to have attacked the well trenched and armed troops right on the shore, where timber from that zone was usually shipped? Why did we do it?” Fidel goes on to explain that in those moments, in May, the Corynthia boat under the command of Calixto Sanchez White had arrived and a “strong feeling of solidarity encouraged them to launch the attack against the Uvero troops.
The Corynthia boat brought an expedition of youth from the United States who came to the island to set up a new guerrilla front against Fulgencio Batista.
Referring to the Uvero combat itself, Fidel recalled that the first shot was aimed against the enemy’s radio equipment, which was followed by a wave of shots. The adversaries did not know that their troops were under attack, so it gave them at least three hours before being counterattacked.
Fidel said that without having those favourable factors, it would have been unlikely that such a decision, only inspired by solidarity, would have reduced the forces made up of nearly 100 experienced soldiers.