The capture of the train, and the subsequent media broadcasts from both the government and the rebels proved to be a key tipping point in the revolution. It is reported by witnesses, that at some point during the battle, Guevara's machine gun jammed. A local mechanic, Alberto Garcia, was taken in the midst of gunfire to his shop about a block away in order to repair the machine gun. Mr. Garcia's new home had just been built right next to the train tracks and it served as Che's headquarters during the battle. Mr. Garcia was still living in his old house with his young family just across the street. In an effort to capture Che Guevara and in retaliation for the taking of the train, Mr. Garcia's new home was subsequently bombarded by Batista's army. Despite the next day's newspapers hailing Batista's "victory" at Santa Clara, [ citation needed ] contrary broadcasts from Castro's rebel forces accelerated the succession of army surrenders. [ citation needed ] The reports ended with the news that rebel leaders were heading "without let or hindrance" towards Havana to take over the government. 
After many years of getting to know my Blessed Mother, she beckoned me to come closer to her. I had made some wonderful friends through a retreat called Christ Renews His Parish (CRHP), and one of them asked me if I wanted to go to Medjugorje with her. I knew I couldn't afford it and so I was very sad to tell her "no". The person organizing the trip called me twice to tell me that when she prayed the rosary, my name kept coming to her mind. "Are you sure you can't come? Because I'm pretty sure you're supposed to go. Pray about it." she asked. A month later my mother-in-law died and left Jack and me some money. I had the traveling image of Our Lady of Guadalupe in my home at that time. I remember waking up very early the next morning after my mother-in-law passed away, realizing that now I could afford to go to Medjugorje! I went into the living room to pray the rosary in front of Our Lady. While I was on my knees, many thoughts rushed into my head. There I was, in front of the image of Our Blessed Mother, praying the rosary with my own mother's rosary, and realizing that my mother-in-law's final gift to me was a trip to see Our Lady of Medjugorje! Then it dawned on me that I would be in Medjugorje for Mother's Day!! I felt loved by all my mothers at once!
As the Allied forces approach Paris in August 1944, German Colonel Von Waldheim is desperate to take all of France's greatest paintings to Germany. He manages to secure a train to transport the valuable art works even as the chaos of retreat descends upon them. The French resistance however wants to stop them from stealing their national treasures but have received orders from London that they are not to be destroyed. The station master, Labiche, is tasked with scheduling the train and making it all happen smoothly but he is also part of a dwindling group of resistance fighters tasked with preventing the theft. He and others stage an elaborate ruse to keep the train from ever leaving French territory. Written by garykmcd