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A documentary on the liberation war of bangladesh in 1971

In the history of three thousand years of wars the second world war is the most terrible one.twenty million people were killed in this great war over five continents in five years,and people hundred times greater than this number suffered terribly. in the post second world war the suffering and killing that is considered most horrendous is the liberation war of bangladesh that took place in 1971.

The war continued for nine months and was confined to bangladesh of fifty six thousand square miles respect of time and place the loss incurred due to the war of 1971 is undoubtedly higher then any other war.

According to the official statistics,the pakistani occupation army and their local collaborators killed roughly three million unarmed innocent people.sexually harassed two hundred thousand women and forced ten million hapless people to desert the country.more than two million people were physically assaulted and ten of million were displaced inside the country.

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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.