Victorious Indian troops moved eastwards from Jessore on Monday (Dec 13) as the Indian Army tightened its grip on the East Pakistan capital, Dacca.
GV Armoured car with Indian troops along read out of Jessores (3 shots)
LV Amphibious craft through village (2 shots)
SV Another armoured vehicle with indian troops
GV Jessore airport building with Indian troops repairing damage (2 shots)
SV Indian Air Force spotter plane at Jessore airport (2 shots)
SV Indian airmen repairing runway
SV Children in Jessore streets
SCU Did man & group outside Jessore jail (3 shots)
LV Entrance to Jessore Jail
SCU Capture Pakistan soldiers in Jessore jail (5 shots)
SV Skulls on ground
GV Vultures in trees
Initials SGM/1534 SGM/1554
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Background: Victorious Indian troops moved eastwards from Jessore on Monday (Dec 13) as the Indian Army tightened its grip on the East Pakistan capital, Dacca.
The move east was followed only 24 hours later by fighting on the outskirts of Dacca itself - and the subsequent resignation of the government of East Pakistan.
Jessore - scene of some bitter fighting during the early days of war - remains firmly In Indian hands.
The airport, damaged by Indian jets during the advance on Jessore is being repaired by Indian troops and airman. It's also being used a base for Indian spotter planes and as a supply point for essential food and medicines.
Held in the jail at Jessore are a number of Pakistani soldiers, captured in the fighting. And also living in the jail are non-Bangali residents of Jessore who sided with the Pakistan Army during clashes in the past seven months.
They's been placed in jail by Bangladesh officials to protest these from reprisals.
Mute evidence of the fury of the fighting early in the war is a pile of bleached skulls lying just outside the gate of Jessore Jail and the dead bodies of victims, some of which have been savaged by marauding dogs.