• Short Summary

    At a simple ceremony in the Dacca cantonment officers and men of the Pakistan army laid down their arms and completed the surrender formalities.

  • Description


    ROLL 1.


    0-60.
    Several different shots of Pak Army troops laying down arms, arms being assembled, counted etc, CVs of troops, arms etc.


    61-end.
    Pakistan Army officers gathered in the ground of Golf Course.



    Indian Corps Commander Lt/gen. Sagat Singh arriving with Gen. Nagra and Brig. Kler.



    Gen. Jamshed of Pak Army reporting to the Indian General, then orders his officers to attention.



    Gen. Nagra reading out privilege of Pak POWs under Geneva Convention, foreground Gen. Jamshe listens. etc.



    ROLL 2.


    1.
    Gen. Jamshed with Pak officers in the background etc.



    Pak Army officers lay down arms, then are ordered to step back.



    Various shots of Gen. Jamshed with Gen. Jamshed and Brig Kler.



    CV Brig. Kler.



    Tracking shot of weapons.



    Indian army troops assemble arms etc.



    CV Brig. Kler.




    Initials


    Notes: 1: Covered separately for and being shipped direct to Hong Kong.
    2: For TELECINE SLIDE SERVICE: PLS Watch Roll 2 from 70' to 80 also last shot of the roll 2 is that of Brig. Kler, Commander of POWs Camp where Pak army would be housed.

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: At a simple ceremony in the Dacca cantonment officers and men of the Pakistan army laid down their arms and completed the surrender formalities. At their barracks men of the Pak army assembled and placed their weapons while their JCOs counted them and made a list. All the officers of the Pak Army were gathered at the Golf Course. Here the Indian Corps Commander arrived with Local commander Gen. Nagra and POWs camp commander Brig. Kler. The Pak Army offices were led by Gen. Jamshed, Gen. Jamshed presented his officers to Bt. Gen. Sagat Singh. Thereafter Gen. Nagra explained the privileges of Pak POWs under Geneva Convention and announced the appointment of Brig. Kler as POW Camp Commandant.

    Gen. Jamshed then ordered his officers to lay down weapons and move back six steps. This completes the formalities of Pak surrender.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAUDLGRB7L9J08N1RN94E6UMI6
    Media URN:
    VLVAUDLGRB7L9J08N1RN94E6UMI6
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/12/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:04:52:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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