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Commemoration badge / pin, "Pigs bay invasion" – Playa Girón, Cuba, 1960s

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Metal / enamel
Pin to commemorate the "Pigs bay invasion" at Playa Girón, Cuba

"Patria o Muerte, Venceremos" is an official national motto of Cuba, adopted in 1960. The origin of the motto was derived from a speech by revolutionary leader Fidel Castro to commemorate the workers and soldiers who died in the La Coubre explosion on March 5, 1960 at the harbour in Havana. The motto was originally written as Patria o Muerte ("Homeland or death"), with the word Venceremos ("We will prevail") added in July 1960 during the Congress of the National Federation of Barber and Hairdressing Workers.

About the Bay of Pigs Invasion / Playa Girón (Cuba)

The Bay of Pigs Invasion (Spanish: Invasión de Bahía de Cochinos, sometimes called Invasión de Playa Girón or Batalla de Playa Girón after the Playa Girón) was a failed military landing operation on the southwestern coast of Cuba in 1961 by Cuban exiles, covertly financed and directed by the U.S. government. It was aimed at overthrowing Fidel Castro's communist government. The operation took place at the height of the Cold War, and its failure influenced relations between Cuba, the United States, and the Soviet Union.

More information on this historic event to be found on this Wikipedia page about the Bay of Pigs Invasion. Link opens in a new window.

Tags: pin, lapel pin, znachki, badge, collectible

Condition: C • Fine condition.

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