TYPE: Flag / Banner
DIMENSIONS: 13" x 25".
NOTES: Authentic.
REFERENCE EXTERNAL LINKS: Paca was Camilo's great love, so much so it is documented he carved her name in a yacht together with his (see link below):

ITEM ID: 1012

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Camilo Cienfuegos Signed Cuban Flag

DATE
Year: 1959
Decade: 1950s
Century: 20th (1901-2000)

A Cuban Revolutionary flag signed by Camilo. Camilo Cienfuegos Gorriarán (February 6, 1932 – October 28, 1959) was a Cuban revolutionary born in Lawton, Havana. Raised in an anarchist family that had left Spain before the Spanish Civil War, he became a key figure of the Cuban Revolution, along with Fidel Castro, Che Guevara, Juan Almeida Bosque, and Raúl Castro. It is signed by Camilo Cienfuegos – a far rarer signature than Fidel’s or Che Guevara’s as Camilo died very young at 27, mysteriously in a Cessna off the coast of Cuba late in 1959.He is still remembered in Cuba:Cuba has named a socialist order, the Order of Cienfuegos after Camilo Cienfuegos.”Few men have succeeded in leaving on every action such a distinctive personal mark. He had the natural intelligence of the people, who had chosen him out of thousands for a privileged position on account of the audacity of his blows, his tenacity, his intelligence, and unequalled devotion. Camilo practiced loyalty like a religion.”— Che Guevara• On every October 28 school children from all over Cuba throw flowers into the sea (or into a river if they live inland) to honor Camilo Cienfuegos.• In October 2009, in honor of the 50th anniversary of his death, a 100 ton steel outline of Camilo’s face was added to the side of the Ministry of Informatics and Communications building at the Plaza de la Revolución. Accompanying the stencil facade are the words “Vas bien, Fidel” (You’re doing fine, Fidel), representing the famous response of Camilo to Fidel at the January 8, 1959 rally where Castro declared that the Columbia military barracks would be made into a school, and then asked Camilo, “Am I doing all right, Camilo?”• Camilo is also remembered on the 20 Cuban peso bill and the 20 Cuban convertible peso bill. He was also pictured in the now discontinued 40 cent coins.• The University of Matanzas bears the name “Camilo Cienfuegos.”• There are six military high schools named “Camilo Cienfuegos,” which provide pre-military training to students aged 11 to 17. The inscription on this flag reads: Freedom City June 11th, 1959Year of the Liberation Paca of my heartKeep with all your strengththis flag since many Cuban mengave their lives for it. A hug from yourCamilo Cienfuegos