ISBN: 978 984 506 372 2

Cover Type: Hardcover

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The Murti Boys: The 61 of '71 First Bangladesh War Course

By Ishrat Firdousi (Editor) Qurratul-Ain-Tahmina (Editor) Tanim Ahmed (Editor)

Publisher(s): The University Press Limited (UPL)   

First Published: July 2022 No. of Pages: 412 Weight (kg): 1


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It was 1971. A vicious war had broken out in Bangladesh. Thousands joined the fight to free their motherland. But the war also needed officers to lead the thousands in battle. Bright young men, boys rather, were selected for a quick training to become officers at a remote pocket of West Bengal called Murti. Second lieutenants of the first war course would be the first batch of officers to be inducted into the Bangladesh army.

Their odds were stacked. They would go down as seditious rebels or gallant saviours. They took the gamble. Some goaded death and fell in battle without a flicker of fright. Some led men to certain doom and returned victorious. Some stabbed the enemy in close combat. Some got away by the skin of their teeth. Each had a story to tell.

Daredevils, warriors and lionhearts, this is the story of the Murti Boys.

Part 1 Preamble
Part 2 The First Bangladesh War Course
Part 3 Their war

Sector 1
Tumultuous Chattogram
Kabuli Building Incident
First Blood
The Casualty

Sector 2
The Final Offensive
Initiation by Fire
My Days as a Freedom Fighter
My life and 1971

Sector 3
From Student to Soldier
Ki? Parbee?
A Glance at the War-memories of One of the First 61 of 1971

Sector 4 
Freedom Fighter
My Seventy-One
Kill Zone
The Battle of Dhamai
Gotargram Operation
Freedom Fighter Bir Protik Zahir
Giasuddin’s War

Sector 5
People’s War
With Sector Five
‘SAM’ Khaled’s War
Fire with Fire
Freedom Fighter Fazle Hossain

Sector 6
The Gift of War, the War of Liberation

Sector 7
The Hamzapur Tigers
From Mujibnagar to Hamzapur
Tiger is Dead!

Sector 8
Treachery and Payback

Sector 9
Enemy on the Run
My War

Sector 11 
Rice Cakes of Burerchar
Sheikh Kamal by Those Who Knew Him
List of Names of 61 Cadets of the First War Course
Gallantry awards 

This book features in: Academic and Reference Books History Bangladesh Liberation War

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