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FOOTAGES OF 1971 LIBERATION WAR

Bangabandhu briefs media in London Jan 8, 1972

Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman speaks at a crowded news conference at at London's Claridge's Hotel hours after his arrival in London on January 8, 1972 following his release from Pakistani detention by the government of President Zulfikar Ali Bhutto.
Prior to the news conference, Bangabandhu spoke to UK Prime Minister Edward Heath and Opposition Leader Harold Wilson, both of whom motored down to Claridge's to greet Bangladesh's founder-president. Bangabandhu had also spoken to Prime Minister Tajuddin Ahmed and his family as well as Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi soon after stepping into Claridge's.

Also read: 'The untruths around Bangabandhu'

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