Tourists look at a British-made Sea Fury fighter plane used by revolutionary troops displayed at the Giron War Museum near the Bay of Pigs in the Zapata swamp

 
Tourists look at a British-made Sea Fury fighter plane used by revolutionary troops displayed at the Giron War Museum near the Bay of Pigs in the Zapata swamp
Tourists look at a British-made Sea Fury fighter plane used by revolutionary troops displayed at the Giron War Museum near the Bay of Pigs in the Zapata swamp April 8, 2012. On April 17, 1961, a force of CIA-trained Cuban exiles, backed by U.S. ships and planes, came ashore at the Bay of Pigs 100 miles (160 km) southeast of Havana in a bloody attempt to spark a counter-revolution. Cuban leader Fidel Castro rallied tens of thousands of troops and citizens to the battle and two days later, on April 19, 1961, declared victory as the attackers fled or were killed or captured in the botched invasion. Picture take April 8, 2012. REUTERS/Desmond Boylan (CUBA - Tags: SOCIETY ANNIVERSARY MILITARY POLITICS)