History of War

MODERN-DAY MAMELUKES

Source:   The country that used to be called East Pakistan spreads over a flood plain. By 1970 its population had swelled to 72 million people  

In 1971 the Bangladeshi nationalists found themselves up against an implacable foe. Almost a quarter of a century prior, the British Raj’s Punjabi regiments and officers formed the nucleus of Pakistan’s armed forces. Faced with the numerically superior Hindu

You're reading a preview, sign up to read more.

More from History of War

History of War9 min read
The Sapper
Gold was the central-most Allied beach. After the beachhead was secured, the British aim was to link up with the Americans at Omaha and Canadians at Juno while also capturing Bayeux. Soldiers began landing at 7.25am but high winds made disembarkation
History of War2 min read
Red Joan
Director: Trevor Nunn UK Cinematic release: Out Now The naivety of youth has a price – as Hitler’s private secretary Traudl Junge came to face in the documentary Blind Spot. As it turns out, youthful ignorance, especially in times of war, is not an e
History of War1 min read
The Decisive Battle That Shaped World War Two In Europe
Author: John Prados Publisher: Amberley Price: £14.99 The story of D-Day has been told and re-told many times, so much so that many of its details are familiar to even casual military history enthusiasts. The campaign that followed is less well-cover