• Short Summary

    BANGLA DESH GUERRILLAS ARE MOVING INTO EAST BENGAL TOWNS REPORTEDLY CAPTURED FROM THE PAKISTAN ARMY.?

  • Description

    BANGLA DESH GUERRILLAS ARE MOVING INTO EAST BENGAL TOWNS REPORTEDLY CAPTURED FROM THE PAKISTAN ARMY. THE GUERRILLAS - OR MUKTI BAHINI - HAVE ALSO BEEN TENDING TO CASUALTIES AND PUTTING DOWN CAMP NEAR SCENES OF SOME OF THE FIERCEST FIGHTING.

    VISNEWS CAMERAMAN PREM PRAKASH, ACCOMPANIED THE GUERRILLA FORCES AFTER THEY THRUST INTO THE TOWN OF QUASSA, NEAR THE INDIAN BORDER, AND FILMED THE SCARS OF THE BATTLE. MUKTI BAHINI OFFICIALS HAVE REPORTEDLY ADMITTED THAT THE GUERRILLAS RECENTLY ACQUIRED MORTARS, GUNS AND ROCKETS LAUNCHERS FROM THE INDIAN ARMY.

    BY TAKING A TOWN LIKE QUASSA, BANGLA DESH FORCES ARE CARRYING THROUGH PART OF A PLAN WHICH INVOLVES SETTING UP MAKE-SHIFT ADMINISTRATIONS IN THE WAKE OF MILITARY GAINS.

    SYNOPSIS: QUASBA, AN EAST BENGAL TOWN NEAR THE INDIAN BORDER -- AND RECENTLY TAKEN OVER BY BANGLA DESH GUERRILLAS. THE GUERRILLAS -- OR MUKTI BANINI -- MOVED IN AFTER BRIEF BUT BITTER FIGHTING AGAINST PAKISTAN TROOPS
    THE TOWN WORE VISIBLE BATTLE SCARS ON TUESDAY. THE MOSQUE OF THIS RAILWAY STATION HAD SMELL HOLES IN ITS ROOF. RAIL LIKES WERE UPROOTED.

    INSIDE THESE CEMENT-MADE PAKISTANI ARMY BUNKERS -- THREE-INCH MORTAR SHELL CASINGS.

    WITH SPORADIC SNIPING, THE ONLY RESISTANCE LEFT IN QUASSA, THESE GUERRILLAS COULD AFFORD TO TAKE A BREAK FOR FOOD.

    ELSEWHERE, THE GUERRILLAS HAVE ALSO ORGANISED THEIR OWN FIELD HOSPITAL NEAR SOME OF THE AREAS WHERE FIGHTING IS FIERCEST. MORE, ABOUT 60 MILES SOUTH-EAST OF DACCA, DOCTORS ARE TENDING TO ALMOST ONE HUNDRED CASUALTIES.

    OUTSIDE, A POSTER F EAST BENGAL LEADER SHEIKN MUJIBUR RANNAN. INSIDE, THE WOUNDED ARE BROUGHT EACH DAY -- MAINLY WITH LINE INJURIES CAUSED BY SMELL BURSTS OR BULLETS. HOSPITAL STAFF ARE TRYING CONSTANTLY TO ARRANGE MEDICAL FACILITIES ACCORDING TO THE LATEST BATTLE INFORMATION. DOCTORS CLAIM THEY ARE SOMETIMES FORCED TO 'HIJACK' MATERIAL. THEY ARE REPORTEDLY PART OF A BANGLA DESH PLAN TO SET UP THE ELEMENTS OF LOCAL ADMINISTRATION IN THE WAKE OF MILITARY GAINS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAF4BVVF6Z944UKC2GOI6DTHY7O
    Media URN:
    VLVAF4BVVF6Z944UKC2GOI6DTHY7O
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/11/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:46:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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