Lest we forget

Posted in history by jrahman on November 21, 2011

Throughout the year, Bangladeshis have been marking the 40th anniversary of freedom.  I’ve been posting articles from the now defunct Far Eastern Economic Review in UV — these articles are the closest to ‘liveblogs’ of Bangladesh’s Liberation War.

On this day 40 years ago, that struggle entered its final stage when Mukti Bahini, with the support of Indian artillery and air power, attacked Pakistani positions in several parts of the occupied country in a co-ordinated manner.  That’s why 21 November is commemorated as the Armed Forces Day in Bangladesh. 

To mark the 40th anniversary of the day, and to pay homage to the freedom fighters, over the fold is a documentary titled Major Khaled’s War that aired in British TV in the summer of 1971.


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  1. Mohammad said, on November 29, 2011 at 10:55 pm

    It’s still O.K if we can’t honour him as a freedom fighter, I sincerely hope he too is NOT branded as a War Criminal …….

  2. Curse of the majors « Mukti said, on July 7, 2012 at 7:29 am

    […] in the very foundational moments of the country by bona fide war heroes like Ziaur Rahman and Khaled Mosharraf — the majors in the title.  In March 1971, motivated by Sheikh Mujibur Rahman’s […]

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