Overlooking Guantánamo

  title={Overlooking Guant{\'a}namo},
  author={Stephen Connely Benz},
  journal={New England Review},
  pages={114 - 128}
  • S. Benz
  • Published 18 December 2018
  • History
  • New England Review
One day, our dispatch-boat found the shores of Guantánamo Bay flowing past on either side. It was at nightfall, and on the eastward point a small village was burning, and it happened that a fiery light was thrown upon some palm-trees so that it made them into enormous crimson feathers. The water was the colour of blue steel; the Cuban woods were sombre; high shivered the gory feathers. The last boatloads of the marine battalion were pulling for the beach. —Stephen Crane, “War Memories”