SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT RE GUATEMALA 1954 COUP

Created: 5/24/1954

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CIA HISTORICAL REVIEW PROGRAM, EASE AS SANITIZED

FOR Hoc. No.!

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title of person to take action and that of Place comments thereunder by numberedin center of page andine acmesa the page Each recipient is to repeat above procedureis completed and ready for filing. This coverbe retained with onclosure.

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C/PP.Attached is copy of tho special announcement for SHKKV/OOD, to be broadcast After the first loaflet drop.

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Planes supporting our Liberation Movement have showered Ouateoala City with leaflets. Ten^jf thousands of brief, eloquent messes fluttered down fron the sky toay which censorship and terror of the Ar^enz-^ortuny ru^ime could Dot bar.

These leaflets call you u> fight for Olos, ratria, Libertad, Trabajo, Verdad, Justlola. They call you to fight against Ateismo oomunlsta, Intervenclonisao ooauniata, Uprealon ooaunlsta, robreza comnnista, Mantlras coaunletas, rolicla coBunlsta. Tbey aunnon you to fight together with all true patriots, under the Loads rehip of Castillo Armas 1

The spectacular appearance of these leaflets in the sky over our capital city shows you the strength of the forces commanded by our Liberation ftovonent. Their appearance reminds you alsoe hour of liberation approaches feat and that youvery one of our fellow-oountryaenmustlear decision* are you on the side of the ocnmunleta and their Arbonzlata dupes and servantsor are you on the side of the patriots, determined to restore freedom and the order of law to our beloved homeland? What's more, you must make your decision known by deeds, not only by words!

This dropping of laat'lota is only uie first advance si^ns of events to oorae. Rally around our Liberation Kove ent ani await, griejly ietoralnoa and in good discipline, our call for decisive actionI

For Ood, Fatherland and Liuertyl

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