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Old 13-04-19, 06:12 PM
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The GOC Amritsar once again finds himself in the news today and will doubtless come under considerable examination in the Channel 4 documentary when screened tonight.
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There's been a debate in the papers for the last few weeks.
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Old 13-04-19, 06:32 PM
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There has certainly been a debate of one sort or another for the last hundred years!
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The GOC Amritsar once again finds himself in the news today and will doubtless come under considerable examination in the Channel 4 documentary when screened tonight.
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So what are you actually talking about here ? Another case of abbreviations gone mad !

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Old 14-04-19, 11:16 AM
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Amritsar, in India, is the alledged scene of a massacre. GOC is the General Officer Commanding.
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Amritsar, in India, is the alledged scene of a massacre. GOC is the General Officer Commanding.
Alleged? Surely some mistake? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jallianwala_Bagh_massacre
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Indeed, I do not understand why anyone would even consider using that word.

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Apologies, it was late at night, I don't know too much about the incident. I was just trying to help Lancer17 to know what was being talked about.

I didnt know if it was maybe another Bloody Sunday type incident, where accounts may differ.

I'll shut up in future.
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While doing some research online I found an edition of The Queens Regiment Magazine December 1968 , there was an article about 6th (CYCLISTS) BN.THE ROYAL SUSSEX REGT.ASSOCIATION that is interesting.

"In April ,1919, a detachment from the Bn. was present in Amritsar where Gen.Dyer felt compelled to open fire on the mob."

I wonder how future generations will look on our 'interpretations' of the military actions we were involved in ?
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Old 20-04-19, 03:25 PM
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Interpretation will always be open to considerable debate.


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While doing some research online I found an edition of The Queens Regiment Magazine December 1968 , there was an article about 6th (CYCLISTS) BN.THE ROYAL SUSSEX REGT.ASSOCIATION that is interesting.

"In April ,1919, a detachment from the Bn. was present in Amritsar where Gen.Dyer felt compelled to open fire on the mob."

I wonder how future generations will look on our 'interpretations' of the military actions we were involved in ?
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