The Bay of Pigs cover
Quantity
In stock
£9.79 RRP £13.99 Website price saving £4.20 (30%)

This product is usually dispatched within 10-14 days

Description

ALSO AVAILABLE TO BUY AS AN E-BOOK. The landings by the Cuban exile Assault Brigade 2506 at the Bay of Pigs on April 17, 1961 led to three days of savage but unequal combat. Before they even sailed for Cuba, a White House decision had condemned them to constant attacks by Castro's air force, which sank two of their ships loaded with vital supplies and equipment. Despite stubborn resistance to Castro's troops and tanks, and heroic sorties by Cuban and American B-26 pilots, the Brigade was strangled for lack of firepower and ammunition. Their story is illustrated with rare photos from Brigade veterans, and detailed color plates of the uniforms and insignia of both sides.

Table of Contents

From Revolution to Missile Crisis - historical introduction · Chronology of events · The Cuban Armed Forces · The Army of Liberationo (2506 Brigade) · Supporting US elements (CIA) · Bibliography · Plate Commentaries

Product details

Published 10 Jan 2009
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 64
ISBN 9781846033230
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 50 b/w; 8 col
Dimensions 248 x 184 mm
Series Elite
Short code ELI 166
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

About the contributors

Illustrator

Stephen Walsh

Stephen Walsh studied art at the North East Wales…

Resources

Discover More

Visit our exclusive member's website to see artwork, maps, and more from this book.

Resources

Book Vote

Tell us what titles you would like to see published by Osprey, then vote for your favourites in our monthly book vote!

Related Titles

Sign up for Osprey membership for access to thousands of plane profiles, maps, battle scenes and more. Plus up to 30% off website purchases

Free UK delivery for orders £30 and over