The Butcher of Amritsar: General Reginald Dyer

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Hambledon and London, 2005 - 575 من الصفحات
On April 13 1919, General Reginald Dyer marched a squad of Indian soldiers into the Jallianwala Bagh, a large enclosed public space in the holy city of Amritsar, and opened fire without warning on a crowd gathered to hear political speeches, leaving over 200 dead. To some Dyer was the saviour of India, responding decisively to threatened insurrection, but to many in India, including Ganhdi and Nehru, his action proved the moral bankruptcy of the British Empire. The bitter debate that followed the shootings, the worst atrocity perpetrated by the British in the twentieth century, almost brought down the Liberal Government and was a decisive turning point in India's march to independence. The Butcher of Amritsar is a definitive account of the massacre set in the context of a biography of Reginald Dyer, a man whose attitudes reflected many of the views common in the Raj.

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Lieutenant Colonel Nigel Collett earned his MA for the University of Buckingham and completed it with distinction in September 2002. He is the author of A Grammar, Phrase Book and Vocabulary of Baluchi and A Course in Baluchi.

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