This was the scene when the United States invaded Cuba in 1898. Will it ever happen again?
Because of the railroad tracks, ships at dockside and and fresh uniforms, this is likely a photo of the U.S. troops embarking from Tampa, Florida for Cuba in June 1898, at the “invitation” of Cuban Insurrectionist generals. This was the first ever amphibious
invasion by U.S. troops, and it turned out to be very different than the Cubans ever imagined. It would set the tone for American foreign policy for more than a century.
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