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Image number
ILN110026
Title
Saviour of India, or Guilty of an 'Error of Judgment', Brigadier General R.E.H. Dyer, 1920 (engraving) (b/w photo)
Artist
English School, (19th century) / English
Location
The Illustrated London News Picture Library, London, UK
Medium
engraving
Date
1920 AD (C20th AD)
Description
The Jallianwahla Bagh massacre, also known as the Amritsar massacre, took place on 13 April 1919 when a crowd of nonviolent protesters, along with Baishakhi pilgrims, who had gathered in Jallianwala Bagh, Amritsar, Punjab, were fired upon by troops of the British Indian Army under the command of Colonel Reginald Dyer. On Dyer's orders, his troops fired on the crowd for ten minutes, directing their bullets largely towards the few open gates through which people were trying to flee. The British government released figures stating 379 dead and 1200 wounded. Other sources place the number of dead at well over 1000.
Photo credit
Bridgeman Images
Keywords
/ riot / empire / army / indians / judgement / colonialism / riots / indian / british / portrait / massacre / murder / male / 10 april 1919 / amritsar
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