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  • Oriente Province, Cuba
    Thursday Feb 27, 1958

    Raúl Castro

    Commander in the Cuban Revolution

    Oriente Province, Cuba
    Thursday Feb 27, 1958

    On 27 February 1958 Raúl was made comandante and assigned the mission to cross the old province of Oriente leading a column of guerrillas to open, to the northeast of that territory, the "Frank País Eastern Front". As a result of Raúl's "Eastern Front" operations, he was not involved in the pivotal Operation Verano (which came close to destroying the main body of fighters but ended up a spectacular victory for Fidel), but Raúl's forces remained active and grew over time.




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