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Bangladesh 1975 with Hindsight

Trevor Drieberg Bangladesh: The Unfinished Revolution by Lawrence Lifschultz; Zed Press, 57 Caledonian Road, Loudon; pp 211; $ 2.85, IX the small hours of August 15, 1975, with a hot, sweltering monsoon blowing over Dacca from, the Bay of Bengal, history took a backward leap in the four-year-old Republic of Bangladesh, While the rest of Dacca slept, the Bengal Lancers and the Bangladesh Armoured Corps moved out of the city's main cantonment on what seemed to be their customary night manoeuvres. But on this night their objective was different As these columns lined up on the main runway of Dacca's abandoned, half-built second airport, the commander of the Lancers, Major Farooq, unfolded the purpose of their mission.

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