Thursday, December 28, 2006
Aug. 15, 19 47: Mountbatten swears Nehru in as Prime Minister of India
TRAIN TO PAKISTAN; India 1947. Trains packed with refugees - Hindus and Sikhs headed for India, and Muslims headed for Pakistan - were convenient targets for gangs of killers on both sides of the border. Inadequately protected 'Refugee Specials' were typically stopped, and the occupants butchered, several times in the course of the journey.
The dead - Punjab, 1947
1971: Indira Gandhi reviews the troops, in the context of militaryand diplomatic preparations for the Bangladesh War.
Ghandhiji Addressing people
Nehru and Gandhi at AICC meeting, July 1946
Mountbatten arrives at Delhi airport; received by Nehru and Liaquat Ali. March 25, 1947
1948: The news of Gandhi's assassination hits the streets. A stunned crowd gathers in Calcutta.