A Google A Day Culture Culture One of the most famous photos of the 20th century was taken at a memorial service for victims of La Coubre. On the original print, what’s stamped in the lower left corner? Hints Things to think about as you get started 1 Generally it's a good idea to find out something about the central idea. 2 You'll probably need to learn about what La Coubre was all about in order to figure out what to do next. How to find the answer Answer Searching [victims of La Coubre] yields Guerrillero Heroico, the iconic photo of Che Guevara taken at a memorial service for La Coubre victims. Search Image Searching [Guerrillero Heroico original print] shows that the photo was stamped with "Kodak Plus X Pan Film." Background and further discussion The freighter La Coubre exploded in mid-afternoon on 4 March 1960, while it was being unloaded in Havana harbor, Cuba. The French ship was carrying 76 tons of Belgian munitions from Antwerp. Tragically, the death toll was between 75 and 100 people with more than 200 people injured, although estimates vary. The explosion is sometimes attributed to the CIA who was purportedly working to remove the new government of Fidel Castro. At the time of the explosion, Che Guevara was in a meeting nearby. After hearing the blast he drove to the scene and spent several hours attending to the wounded. Follow-up questions Who is Che Guevara, and why is this image considered so iconic in the history of Cuba? Can you find out why Che Guevara was in Havana, and why he would rush to the scene of a large explosion and begin helping out with first aid?