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War Calendar: Chronology of events taking place during 1971

Here is a chronology of events that took place since January 1 to December 31, 1971. Besides research by our own team, we received the gracious cooperation of Liberation War Museum (LWM), which provided us its whole chronicle of 1971 events. Visit LWM website here: http://www.liberationwarmuseum.org

November 2, 1971

--  Mukti Bahini equipped with mortars attack a camp of Pakistani army personnel at Kayempur in Comilla. Two army men are killed and four others sustain injuries during the attack.

-- Ten Pakistani army men are killed when Mukti Bahini (freedom fighters) attacked on their Bhoyadanga camp in Sri Bordi of Mymensingh.

 -- Mukti Bahini get locked in a clash with Pakistani army soldiers and Razakars at Alinagar in Sylhet that leaves three Pak soldiers dead and five injured.

-- Mukti Bahini ambush a platoon of Pak army men at Panchhara at 2 no. Sector. Three Pakistani soldiers are killed and four injured in the ambush.

-- Three groups of Mukti Bahini dig a bunker of 1200 yards at three camps of Pak army situated at Parshuram and Phulgazi of 2 no. sector. When a patrol team of the Pak army comes near about 100 yards off the freedom fighters who are in the bunker, they (Mukti Bahini) swoop in on them.  A total of 10 Pak army members including a  lieutenant are killed in the attack.

-- Thirty two Bangalee high officials including three former central secretaries withdraw their positions as government officials.

List of each day's events on 1971 war:

January, 1971

February, 1971

March, 1971

April, 1971

May, 1971

June, 1971

July, 1971

August, 1971

September, 1971

October, 1971

November, 1971

December, 1971


Freedom in the air is a non-profit project aimed at building a rich repository for all sorts of contents on Bangladesh's Liberation War of 1971. Besides producing exclusive video interviews of war heroes and experts and a turn-by-turn daily interactive calendar of 1971, The Daily Star Online gathered very rare declassified diplomatic cables, the sensational Hamoodur Rahman Commission Report that proved genocide by Pakistan army, significant collection of rarely seen photographs and international newspaper reports. There is an exceptional collection of TV reports, video footages and documentaries which The Daily Star does not own but using with courtesy of the original owners and those who uploaded.