Welcome to "That Was 1971"

The first and only digital archive on Bangladesh's War of Independence


These are your stories. Come read, come share. 

About Us

What We Do


We are a crowd-sourced archive of memories, images, and documents related to the 1971 War.  We collect, curate, digitize, and publish personal stories and accounts of the war and its aftermath, for scholars and the public alike. 

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Do you have something from the war to share? Contact us to set up digitization support. We can't wait to hear from you!

Thank You


Whether you help through monetary donations, volunteering your time, or spreading our mission through word-of-mouth, thank you. We couldn't accomplish our goals without the help of supporters like you. 


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