Bangladesh in LIFE Magazine 1954-1972
Collection & Compilation: Sabbir Hossain
Liberation War e-Archive Trust


CONTENTS:

  • 14 Jun 1954 – Crackdown in Pakistan
  • 23 Dec 1957 – American aid and engineers rush huge dam in Pakistan
  • 27 Nov 1970 – Portrait of a deadly pinwheel (70’s Cyclone)
        • The survivors themselves could barely survive
  • 4 Dec 1970 – A walk through a deathly quit countryside
        • In a horror of water and mud, survivors await help-or death
  • 18 Jun 1971 – Faces emptied of all hope (Genocide of Bengali people)
        • They are dying so fast that we can’t keep count
        • Rising waters and wait for no rice
        • The merciless assault of wind and cold monsoon rain
  • 27 Aug 1971 – Kenedy’s searing trip through pakistani grief
        • Almost 300,000 children who may die without nutrition
  • 10 Dec 1971 – In Pakistan, now it’s war
        • Hunting for Mukti Bahini behind the lines
        • “We will win with our own hands”
  • 31 Dec 1971 – The anguished birth of Bangladesh
  • 11 Feb 1972 – Pakistani POW’s ship out of Bangladesh
  • 18 Feb 1972 – An epiphany that went flat
  • 3 Mar 1972 – The Peking feast
        • A kennedy trip with a surprise ending
  • 31 Mar 1972 – Rape of Bengali women by Pakistanis
  • 3 Nov 1972 – One man’s legacy of compassion
  • Covers