Australian Harry "Breaker" Morant was executed during the Boer War on 27 February 1902.

HARRY HARBORD MORANT: Writing his popular bush ballads and having them published from 1891 in the Sydney Newspaper "The Bulletin" he became friendly with fellow Australian poets Henry Lawson, Banjo Paterson and William Ogilvie.

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Rule 303 Breaker Morant Movie Morale Patch Molle Tactical Milspec Lee Enfield

This is where 'Breaker' Morant is buried... - Review of Heroes' Acre Church Street Cemetery, Pretoria, South Africa - TripAdvisor

This is where 'Breaker' Morant is buried... - Review of Heroes' Acre Church Street Cemetery, Pretoria, South Africa - TripAdvisor

Captain Percy Frederick Hunt (1873-6 Aug 1901) After checking all the books on my bookshelf and doing a trawl around the net, the best I can manage is that he had arrived in South Africa as a Lieutenant with the 10th Hussars (in Witton's book, 'Scapegoats of the Empire'), that his name was either Percy Hunt, Frederick Hunt, or both, and that he became a Captain with the Bushveldt Carbineers.

Lieutenant Picton also stated he had been told by Hunt not to take…

1. James Francis Thomas, who practised as a solicitor in Tenterfield in northern NSW, had been plucked at short notice by British authorities from obscurity and his command as captain of the Boer War light horse NSW Bushmen's Contingent to act as defence counsel for Morant and Handcock. To the British, the prosecution was a foregone conclusion, this dour solicitor from a NSW backwater considered no match for a well-drilled, experienced prosecution team.

1. James Francis Thomas, who practised as a solicitor in Tenterfield in northern NSW, had been plucked at short notice by British authorities from obscurity and his command as captain of the Boer War light horse NSW Bushmen's Contingent to act as defence counsel for Morant and Handcock. To the British, the prosecution was a foregone conclusion, this dour solicitor from a NSW backwater considered no match for a well-drilled, experienced prosecution team.

The British court martial convened in Pretoria to try Australian officers of the Bushveldt Carbineers for the shooting of Boer prisoners resulted in the execution of Harry Morant, Peter Handcock and the sentencing of George Witton to life imprisonment. Was this true military justice or were the defendants indeed scapegoats sacrificed to political expediency?

The British court martial convened in Pretoria to try Australian officers of the Bushveldt Carbineers for the shooting of Boer prisoners resulted in the execution of Harry Morant, Peter Handcock and the sentencing of George Witton to life imprisonment. Was this true military justice or were the defendants indeed scapegoats sacrificed to political expediency?

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Shoot straight, you bastards! Don't make a mess of it! - Breaker Morant

Shoot straight, you bastards! Don't make a mess of it!


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