Four Misconceptions About The Bay of Pigs Invasion

Forgotten pieces of the puzzle

Grant Piper

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(Wikipedia)

On April 17th, 1961, a force consisting of roughly 1,500 Cuban exiles landed on the marshy shores of southern Cuba at a place known as the Bay of Pigs. The force was supposed to attack the coastal defenses and slip into the interior, where they were to help foment an uprising against Castro from within. Instead, the invaders…

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Grant Piper

Professional writer. Amateur historian. Husband, father, Christian.