• Short Summary

    The Saldanadi area of East Pakistan, which is 80 kilometres east of Chittagong, appears to be the control of the guerrillas after what appears to be have been fierce fighting a few days ago.

  • Description


    ROLL 1.


    1.
    Commando guide along jungle track towards location.


    2.
    Various shots at Mandabagh railway station damaged building, shall marks holes etc.


    3.
    Twisted rail tracks.


    4.
    A group of poor farmers trying to fish in a dirty pond near the station.


    5.
    Skull of an alleged West Pakistani soldier in the fields.


    6.
    High School of Saldanadi, school-board etc.



    ROLL 2.


    1.
    High School of Saldanadi


    2.
    Shots of destroyed and abandoned West Pakistani bunkers.


    3.
    A family in home, just returned and cleaning paddy in the courtyard.


    4.
    Shots of blown up homes and huts near Saldanadi rail station.


    5.
    Various shots of a goods wagon derailed and damaged at Saldanadi rail station.


    6.
    Various shots of destroyed Pakistani bunkers at Saldanadi rail station, station board, twisted rails, broken overhead cables, destroyed homes, guerillas roving about etc.


    7.
    Shots of another family just returned from India cleaning paddy in the courtyard of home.


    8.
    GV of a group of farmers returning with harvested paddy from fields.


    9.
    A few farmers harvesting paddy.


    10.
    Mukti Bahini soldiers cleaning a captured Pakistani ??? Gun.




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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: The Saldanadi area of East Pakistan, which is 80 kilometres east of Chittagong, appears to be the control of the guerrillas after what appears to be have been fierce fighting a few days ago.

    Film shows damage caused by artillery fire first in and around Mandabagh railway station; the school at Saldanadi which was a Pakistan army communications centre and has been destroyed; a large Chinese-built artillery gun captured form the Pakistan army; peasants in the fields and in the villages; one or two guerrillas with guns. No sign of nearby Pakistan troops.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA3OBMSRA5JLRPJWD3ZPYN8RNVG
    Media URN:
    VLVA3OBMSRA5JLRPJWD3ZPYN8RNVG
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/11/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:04:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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