In Revolution One Wins Or Dies
Late 20th - Early 21st Century
22.00 in HIGH x 17.00 in WIDE
(55.88 cm HIGH x 43.18 cm WIDE)
All Of Us Or None Archive. Gift of the Rossman Family.

Poster is printed on white paper. The top edge of the poster has text in large black letters: "In Revolution One Wins Or Dies" . The top and middle of the poster is printed with a large black and white photograph of Ernesto Che Guevara. Guevara is bearded, wearing a collared shirt and beret and holding a cigar in his hand. The bottom of the poster has text in small black letters in two columns: "A Letter: / 'At this moment I remember many things-when I joined in at Maria Antonia's house, / when the first suggestion of my coming, all the tensions involved in the preparations. / 'One day they asked who should be notified in case of death, and the real / possibility of the fact affected usual. Later we knew that it was true, that In / Revolution One Wins Or One Dies (If It Is A Real One). Many comrades fell / along the way to victory. / 'Today everything is less dramatic because we are more mature. But the fact is / repeated. I feel that I have fulfilled the part of my duty that tied me to the Cuban / Revolution in its territory, and I say good-by to you, the Comrades, your people, / who are already mine. / 'Other Nations Of The World Call For My Modest Efforts. / 'I formally renounce my position in the National Leadership Party, my post as / Minister, my rank of Major, and my Cuban Citizenship. Nothing legal binds me to Cuba. / The only ties are of another nature: those which cannot be broken as appointments can. / 'I want it known that I do it with mixed feelings of joy and sorrow: I leave here the / purest of my hopes as a builder, and the dearest of those I love. And I leave a people / that received me as a son. That wounds me deeply. I Carry To The New Battle / Fronts The Faith That You Taught Me, The Revolutionary Spirit Of My / People, The Feeling OF Fulfilling The Most Sacred Of Duties: To / Fight Against Imperialism Wherever I May Be. This comforts and heals / the deepest wounds. / 'Wherever I Am, I Will feel The Responsibility Of Being A Revolutionary, / And As Such I Shall Behave. I am not sorry that I leave my children and my wife / nothing material. I am happy it is that way. I ask nothing for them, as I know the State / will provide enough for their expenses and education. / 'I would like to say much to you and to our people, but I feel it is not necessary. / Words cannot express what I would want them to, and I don't think it's worthwhile / to banter phrases. / ' Ever Onward To Victory. Self-Determination Or Death. I Embrace / You With All My Revolutionary Fervor. / Che' ".
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