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Cuba remembers the death in combat of General Antonio Maceo

Havana, Dec 7 (Prensa Latina) Cubans evoke today the 127th anniversary of the fall in combat of the major general of the Liberation Army, Antonio Maceo y Grajales, known on the island as the Bronze Titan.

The Communist Party of the Caribbean country highlighted on the social network X the military tactical skill of Maceo, recalling that he took part in more than 600 combat actions, most of them victorious, which left 26 war scars on his body.

The general secretary of the Young Communist League, Aylin Alvarez, shared on the platform the assessments of the historic leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, about the Mambi general that call to continue honoring his memory with ‘our internationalist duties and fundamentally with our patriotism’.

Meanwhile, the president of the National Assembly of People’s Power (parliament) Esteban Lazo, evoked in X the Bronze Titan and his aide Panchito Gomez and pointed out that the Cuban people also pay tribute this Thursday to their martyrs of internationalist missions.

Every December 7, the island commemorates the Day of the Fallen in the Wars of Independence and in Internationalist Missions, in remembrance of the repatriation and burial in Caribbean soil of the bodies of more than two thousand Cuban combatants who died in Africa, as part of the so-called Operation Tribute.

Antonio Maceo, born in 1845, was considered a master in the use of military tactics and a highly prestigious leader in the war for independence: the Ten Years’ War (1868-1878) and the Necessary War (1895-1898).

Maceo fell in combat on December 7, 1896 in San Pedro, Havana province, and his mortal remains rest in El Cacahual monument.


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