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Loading a bus for export to Cuba: 1964

Henry Grant

Loading a bus for export to Cuba: 1964
4 0 c m
actual image size: 22cm x 22cm

Full image caption

Loading a bus for export to Cuba. This bus, being lowered onto the Heinrich Heine, was one of 450 that British Leyland had sold to Cuba. The sale and export defied the United States' embargo set in 1963 to isolate Cuba economically and commercially at the height of the 'Cuban Missile Crisis'. In October 1964 an East German ship carrying some of the Leyland buses to Cuba collided with a Japanese vessel in the Thames, ruining the buses. Controversial conspiracy theories surrounded the accident.

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1964 AD - 1964 AD
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© Henry Grant Collection/Museum of London

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