Sunday, 9 February 2014

Invasion of Grenada

Daily Mirror dated Wednesday 26th October 1983

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The Caribean island of Grenada was an British colony up until 1974 when it was given Independence. In 1979 a pro-Cuban and pro-USSR People's Revolutionary Government took over by force. By 1983 the US were getting nervous about the number of Cuban military personnel that were on the Island and staged an invasion on 25th October. The local Government was overthrown and after the American troops left in December 1983, a democratic election was held and the Grenada National Party won.
The U.N. and British Governments were highly critical of the invasion.

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