The Bay of Pigs

About the Show

On 17 April, 1961, an invasion force of over 1,200 Cuban exiles - trained, financed, equipped and directed by the US Central Intelligence Agency - launched an amphibious invasion of the Cuban mainland. This documentary examines both the tactical and ethical questions surrounding the failed three-day battle, one that the world watched with great apprehension, and features interviews with key participants, archival footage and information obtained through declassified documents.