GREAT BRITAIN: Assassination at a Lecture

In April 1919, Indian Nationalist agitation racked Amritsar, in the Punjab of Northern India. When British officials arrested two Nationalist leaders, British agents were murdered, a bank was plundered, the city hall and a church burned. Europeans were attacked in the streets. On April 13, Brigadier General Reginald E. H. Dyer arrived with 600 troops, sent a drum crier through the streets shouting an edict which forbade meetings of more than three people.

That day in the Jallianwala Bagh, a walled enclosure about the size of Manhattan's Times Square, upwards of 5,000...

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