General Dyer, is it correct that you ordered your troops to fire at the thickest part of...Gandhi • 1982
General Dyer, is it correct that you ordered your troops to fire at the thickest part of the crowd?
That is so.
One thousand five hundred and sixteen casualties with one thousand six hundred and fifty bullets.
My intention was to inflict a lesson that would have an impact throughout all India.
General, had you been able to take in the armored car, would you have opened fire with the machine gun?
I think, probably, yes.
General, did you realize there were children, and women, in the crowd?
But that was irrelevant to the point you were making?
That is correct!
Could I ask you what provision you made for the wounded?
I was ready to help any who applied.
General, how does a child shot with a 303 Lee-Enfield "apply" for help?
Clip duration: 62 seconds
Timestamp in movie: 01h 30m 01s
Uploaded: 20 November, 2022
Genres: drama, history
Summary: In the early years of the 20th century, Mohandas K. Gandhi, a British-trained lawyer, forsakes all worldly possessions to take up the cause of Indian independence. Faced with armed resistance from the British government, Gandhi adopts a policy of 'passive resistance', endeavouring to win freedom for his people without resorting to bloodshed.