• Short Summary

    Members of the Bangladesh (Bengali Rule) "Liberation Army" have taken over the barracks at Darsana, about two miles inside the India-East Pakistan border.

  • Description

    Members of the Bangladesh (Bengali Rule) "Liberation Army" have taken over the barracks at Darsana, about two miles inside the India-East Pakistan border. The barracks were vacated a few days ago by West Pakistan troops. The small town has become a distributing point for relief supplies. The Bangladesh troops have only spears and daggers to defend themselves.

    SYNOPSIS: The border between India and East Pakistan has been the scene of a great deal of activity in recent days. Two miles inside the war to country lies the small town of Darsana. A few weeks ago West Pakistan troops who occupied the local army barracks withdrew to Kushtia, about 40 miles away. Supporters of the Awami League, and members of the Bangladesh (Bengali Nation) "Liberation Army" have taken over the barracks and set up a relief tent.

    Our cameraman reports that the food supplies are coming over the border from Relief Organisations in India. The food is distributed to the townspeople and farmers working outside Darsana.

    At the outbreak of fighting in East Pakistan, farmers left the land. But when the troops left the farmers took up where they left off and once again crops are being harvested.

    Members of the "Liberation Army" have taken over the vacated army barracks. Our cameraman was warned not to film in the area, probably because the troops were only armed with bamboo spears and daggers.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAU6C4VHG6B645JGQOT909M957
    Media URN:
    VLVAU6C4VHG6B645JGQOT909M957
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/04/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:24:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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