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What Happened Next…

In an effort to overthrow Cuba’s dictator, a young Fidel Castro attacks the Moncada Barracks, igniting the spark of rebellion

1953 CASTRO’S FAILED REVOLUTION

On 26 July 1953, Cuban Communists lead an armed revolt, ending in defeat

As the Sun rose on the city of Santiago de Cuba, around 150 men (and two women) led by Fidel Castro set off for the Moncada Barracks – a base of government troops – with revolution in mind. Although sheer audacity was not enough to secure victory that day, they unleashed a chain of events that would ultimately lead to a Communist takeover in 1959.

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Follow the rise and fall of France's most infamous dictator, Napoleon, all the way from emperor to exile. Also inside, celebrate 200 years of Jane Austen and discover what life was really like for Ancient Greeks living in Sparta, the civilisation's most brutal city-state. We've also lined up ten of the greatest partnerships in history, from Marks and Spencer to Rolls and Royce, plus meet the man who inspired 007 – Elizabeth I's forgotten spy, John Dee.
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