Memorial to the Martyrs of Playa Girón

Playa Girón, Cuba
Commemorating Cubans who died during the United States' attempted invasion of Cuba in 1961.

The Bay of Pigs Invasion ('Invasión de Playa Girón') left 176 Cuban soldiers (and many civilians) dead, but ultimately resulted in a Cuban victory and helped solidify Castro's reputation as heroic leader.

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