The World: We Know How the Parisians Felt

TIME Correspondent Dan Coggin, who covered the war from the Pakistani side, was in Dacca when that city surrendered. His report:

FOR twelve tense days, Dacca felt the war draw steadily closer, with nightly curfews and blackouts and up to a dozen air raids a day. It was a siege of sorts, but one of liberation. Until the last few days, when it appeared that Pakistani troops would make a final stand in the city, the Indian army was awaited calmly and without fear. Most people went about their usual business — offices were open, rickshas running and pushcarts plying. The sweet...