“La Batalla de Playa Girón: The Alabama Air National Guard’s Role in the Bay of Pigs Invasion”

Here’s a truly excellent documentary, La Batalla de Playa Girón: The Alabama Air National Guard’s Role in the Bay of Pigs Invasion, posted by the University of Alabama Honors College.

Cuba. 1961. The story of the Alabama Air National Guard and the part they played in the invasion of Bay of Pigs. Film also tells the story of Pete Ray, one of the American pilots killed in the invasion, and the struggle of his daughter, Janet, to have her father’s body returned to America.

One note about the documentary: The narrator appears to be trying to affect a Cuban (or “Latino”) accent and he does a terrible job. Think Tony Montana without the histrionics and in monotone. I think it really detracts from the overall excellence of the documentary.