Videos tagged with War
Incredible scenes took place across Dhaka, Bangladesh in early 2013 when thousands of people gathered at Shahbag Square and to the streets, bringing Dhaka to a standstill by forming human chains and standing in silence. The protesters demanded that Abdul Quader Mollah and others were sentenced to death after being found guilty of allegedly committing war crimes during the Bangladesh Liberation War of 1971 which resulted in "East Pakistan's" breakaway from Pakistan and established Bangladesh as a sovereign nation.
Muhammad recalls leaving Somalia for Kenya as a teenager on a small boat which braved the high seas and created some challenges along the way and also in Kenya as a refugee.
Evelyn Jajechnyk was born and raised in the City of London. She was 12 when she was evacuated with her sister to Norfolk and they stayed there for 3 years during the worst of the bombing. In this interview Evelyn recounts some of her childhood war-time experiences... She remembers the huge difference between the busy market street she lived in in London and the idyllic countryside in Norfolk. Upon her return to London after 3 years she was faced with a destroyed London and on her first night back her parents took her to Aldwych tube station to the shelter... Evelyn also recounts one other incident with a molotov cocktail stuck to her roof!
Alex Mitchell speaks in a very positive light about his time doing National Service. He was fortunate to have job where he did not have to train or due guard duty but look after the officers, a 'Back Man' as it used to be called. It was a great atmosphere and he even formed a Skiffle band with some of the other men. Alex also talks about how he met his wife and how she waited for him after until after he finished his National Service when they consequently got married. Alex has always lived in Hackney, East London. He recalls what the area was like in the 60s and 70s and how he used to see the Quay Brothers out and about the place...