Bengali troops of the self-styled "Liberation Army", with the he of civilian volunteers, have taken and are holding the town of Jessore in East Pakistan, About 1,000 soldiers of the Pakistan Army remain in control of the military cantonment area on the outskirts.
CU Sign in Dacca PAN read barricade
MCV Sentry looking out of window
LV View from sentry box
MV Jeep fire engine with soldiers & firemen
MV Civilian with shotgun in street
MV Soldier patrolling road
MCV Boy with revolver & away from camera
LV PAN destroyed homes
MCU PAN burned out homes
MCV Burning home PAN TO dead body
MLV Refugees along road
MLV Ditto along footpath (3 shots)
MV Refugees in camp (3 shots)
MCV Officer of E. Pakistan reads announcement from Liberation Army
MV Crows cheering
MV Civilian reading paper
MV Crowd listening
MV Member of Awami League travelling in Jeep through village (2 shots)
Initials SGM/0422 SGM/0445
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Background: Bengali troops of the self-styled "Liberation Army", with the he of civilian volunteers, have taken and are holding the town of Jessore in East Pakistan, About 1,000 soldiers of the Pakistan Army remain in control of the military cantonment area on the outskirts. Few of the civilian volunteers of the secessionist forces have more than single-barrelled shotguns, while most are armed with sharpened bamboo sticks.
Visnews cameraman, Prem Prakash, went into Jessore near the Indian border on Friday (2 April) and took this film showing the "Liberation Army" in firm control of Jessore, while charred bodies still lay in the streets. Although some refugees were living in camps on the outskirts, many more were moving to villages deeper in the countryside.