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Interview: Urban Guerrilla Asad Part 1

Muktijoddha (Freedom Fighter) and renowned actor Raisul Islam Asad tells his stories of dangerous guerrilla missions he took part in Dhaka city during the Liberation War in 1971.

Interview: Urban Guerrilla Asad Part 2

Muktijoddha (Freedom Fighter) and renowned actor Raisul Islam Asad tells his stories of dangerous guerrilla missions he took part in Dhaka city during the Liberation War in 1971.

March 25, 1971

This documentary shows throughout the night between March 25 and 26, the Pakistan army killing Bangalees. All day on March 26, the killings went on.

Celebration of Victory

This video recorded on the very day of December 16, 1971 shows people in Dhaka are celebrating a victory after a nine-month deadly struggle  as the West Pakistan army surrendered to the Allied Forces.    

Swadhin Bangla Betar Kendro and Bangladesh's Declaration of Independence

Swadhin Bangla Betar Kendro and Bangladesh's Declaration of Independence

Soon after the Pakistan army took over Dacca Betar Kendro in the early hours of March 26, 1971. The Pakistanis renamed the radio station "Radio Pakistan Dacca" and used it to announce martial law orders. The Pakistan army's attempt at silencing the voice of the Bengalis had begun. Bengalis, however, fought back. The war of Bangladesh's Liberation had begun. On the evening of that same day a small radio station started broadcasting defiantly in the face of the Pakistan military's bloody onslaught on the Bengalis. The clandestine radio station, located in Kalurghat, north of the city of Chittagong, declared to the world: "The Sheikh has declared the 75 million people...

US cop kills boy carrying fake gun

US cop kills boy carrying fake gun

A 12-year-old boy shot by police after grabbing what turned out to be a replica gun died from his wounds Sunday, a day after officers responded to a 911 call about someone waving a "probably fake" gun at a playground. Deputy Chief Ed Tomba said one officer fired twice after the boy pulled the...

Dhaka attack March 26, 1971

This NBC Television report was broadcasted on March 29, 1971 about the West Pakistani massacre of unarmed people in East Pakistan by the West Pakistan army.

Bangladesh: Out of War, a Nation Is Born

Bangladesh: Out of War, a Nation Is Born

JAI Bangla! Jai Bangla!" From the banks of the great Ganges and the broad Brahmaputra, from the emerald rice fields and mustard-colored hills of the countryside, from the countless squares of countless villages came the cry. "Victory to Bengal! Victory to Bengal!" They danced on the roofs of buses and marched down city streets singing their anthem Golden Bengal. They brought the green, red and gold banner of Bengal out of secret hiding places to flutter freely from buildings, while huge pictures of their imprisoned leader, Sheik Mujibur Rahman, sprang up overnight on trucks, houses and signposts. As Indian troops advanced first to Jessore, then to Comilla, then to...

Footage of Liberation War

In this foreign documentary report on the Liberation War 1971 a singer crie, look the Pakistanis have turned the golden Bengal into a morgue, a graveyard.    

Dateline Bangladesh Documentary by Gita Mehta

During the years 1970, 1971, Gita Mehta (born 1943) was a television war correspondent for the US television network NBC. Her film compilation of the Bangladesh Liberation War, Dateline Bangladesh, was shown in cinema theatres both in India and abroad.

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