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Tragedy of war
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Title Tragedy of war
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Credit Line Drum Social Histories / Baileys African History Archive / Africa Media Online
Keywords black and white image,Africa,horizontal,history,cultural history,West Africa,Nigeria,Drum Magazine,social comments,historical value,1969,1960s,politics,war,tragedy,soldiers,armed forces,checking,searching,towns,destroyed homes,high angle shot,Drum Photographer,
Collections Baileys African History Archive
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Description NIGED:POLITICS:WAR:OCT 1969 Ð It All Began Like A Bad Dream Ð Tragedy of War Ð Federal Soldiers advance through a devastated township. Nelson Ottah was the editor of Drum until February 1967 when he got the ÒfeverÓ and joined the exodus of Ibos to the Eastern Region. For over two years he was in the thick of it all, as a functionary in OjukwuÕs propaganda directorate. He was part of it. He saw the early fever, the epidemic nature of it. He saw the waste of life, the starvation, the frustration, the hopelessness of a shattered illusion. Nelson Ottah says this should not and ought not have been. In this article he appeals to Ibos scattered all over the country for a change of heart, and tells them of the futility of the rebellion. In the former Eastern Nigeria, people Ð young men, old men, young women, old women and children Ð are still dying daily in hundreds and in thousands, from bullets, from bombs, from hunger, from exposure, from despair. Chukwuemeka Ojukwu, despite the vas
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Royalty Free No
Subcollections Drum Social Histories
Media Id 69_674
Creation_date 2008-07-16T11:59:55
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