In the book, the author uncovers the mysteries surrounding the 1971 South Asian war. Using extensive research and thorough analyses, the author describes what caused the war, how it was conducted, and how the world powers shaped its outcome. Based on formerly secret US government documents that have been declassified and obtained under the Freedom of Information Act as well as stories narrated by those who made history before, during and after the conflict this book cracks open the floodgates of information, separating facts from myths and giving details of events as they unfolded during those fateful days of 1971.
An exhaustive, well researched account of Bangladesh Liberation War its causes, its course and the culmination. An in-depth report validated and supplemented by formerly secret documents released by the US government. A brilliant attempt at sieving facts from myths related to the South Asian War of 1971. A compelling and an engaging read
The Bangladesh Liberation War was an armed conflict pitting East Pakistan and India against West Pakistan. The war resulted in the secession of East Pakistan, which became the independent nation of Bangladesh. The war broke out on 26 March 1971 as army units directed by West Pakistan launched a military operation in East Pakistan against Bengali civilians, students and armed personnel who were demanding separation from West Pakistan. Bengali military, paramilitary, and civilians formed the Mukti Bahini and used guerrilla warfare tactics to fight against the West Pakistan army.
India provided economic, military and diplomatic support to the Mukti Bahini rebels, leading Pakistan to launch Operation Chengiz Khan, a pre-emptive attack on the western border of India which started the Indo-Pakistani War of 1971. On 16 December 1971, the allied forces of the Indian army and the Mukti Bahini defeated the West Pakistani forces deployed in the East. The resulting surrender was the largest in number of prisoners of war since World War II.
Author: BZ Khasru
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