TheWaterChannel NewsFlash: April 24, 2014
Flashback 1964: Castro cuts US naval base’s water supply in Guantanamo Bay
“In Guantanamo Harbour, a tanker from United States stands buy to unload her precious cargo, while nearby a desalting vessel prepares to get into action to convert the sea’s brine into fresh aqua… as the US moves to fill Gitmo’s empty tanks and foil premier Castro’s new efforts to embarrass the great naval base by shutting off its water supply down to a trickle.”
So begins a 1964 News of the Day video report entitled ‘Castro’s Pipelines Cut on Guantanamo.’ 50 years on, how much have our world and the geopolitics changed (if at all)? Watch the rest of the report (http://goo.gl/yUDb45) and decide.
The report is one of the hundreds of archival videos produced by the British Pathé news archive between 1910 and 1970. You can also watch ‘Water Festival in Burma’ (1946) and ‘Water Drilled in Sahara Desert’ (1960) on TheWaterChannel. For more, visit www.britishpathe.com
With Regards,TheWaterChannel Team