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by Edward Witton

eBook Scapegoats of the Empire: The True Story of Breaker Morant's Bushveldt Carbineers epub
  • ISBN: 1849026211
  • Author: Edward Witton
  • Genre: History
  • Subcategory: Africa
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Benediction Classics (October 14, 2010)
  • Pages: 194 pages
  • ePUB size: 1830 kb
  • FB2 size 1338 kb
  • Formats docx lrf azw lit


George Witton's scathing political indictment of the British Empire, later made into the movie Breaker Morant (1980). If you ever saw the movie Breaker Morant, this is the book written by the only surviving soldier charged with murder. Excellent story and movie

George Witton's scathing political indictment of the British Empire, later made into the movie Breaker Morant (1980). Excellent story and movie. A must read; such a tragedy of justice!

Scapegoats of the Empire book.

Scapegoats of the Empire book. Suppressed in the interest of imperial relations by the Australian government after its initial publication in 1907, whether by "accident" or intent, Witton's story was still known to the 100's of thousands of Australians who petitioned Parliament and the King for his release from a British prison following the execution of his fellow officers in the Bushveldt Despite its flat narrative. style, this book is a compelling read.

Read the true story behind the movie Breaker Morant, written by George Witton the only surviving soldier of those .

Read the true story behind the movie Breaker Morant, written by George Witton the only surviving soldier of those sentenced to death for war atrocities.

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Harry "Breaker" Harbord Morant, (born Edwin Henry Murrant, 9 December 1864 – 27 February 1902), was an Anglo-Australian drover, horseman, bush poet and military officer.

Harry "Breaker" Harbord Morant, (born Edwin Henry Murrant, 9 December 1864 – 27 February 1902), was an Anglo-Australian drover, horseman, bush poet and military officer, who was convicted and executed for murder during the Second Anglo-Boer War. While serving with the Bushveldt Carbineers during the Second Anglo-Boer War, Lieutenant Morant was arrested and court-martialed for war crimes-one of the first such prosecutions in British military history.

An anti-war book detailing the abuse of soldiers by their own government for the sake of political expediency that takes place during the Boer War, the basis for the movie, "Breaker Morant". Suppressed by the British Empire. Recently added by. RockLyons, lgrazian, lisajh, rudel519, M-M, DinadansFriend.

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George Witton's scathing political indictment of the British Empire, later made into the movie Breaker Morant (1980).

book by George Witton. High quality reprint of Witton's scathing political indictment of the British Empire, originally published in 1907

book by George Witton. High quality reprint of Witton's scathing political indictment of the British Empire, originally published in 1907. George Witton's scathing political indictment of the British Empire, later made into the movie "Breaker Morant" (1980).

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Home Witton, George Scapegoats of the Empire: The True Story of Breaker Morant's. The story was made into a movie in 1980, "Breaker Morant," starring Edward Woodward, Lewis Fitz-Gerald, and Jack Thompson. 240 pp. printed on cream acid-free paper. Black Sheep Books is wholly owned by Black Sheep Holdings SSI Lt. a company incorporated in the province of British Columbia ( Business Number: 8). Consumer complaints regarding Black Sheep Books my ab addressed to: The Manager, Black Sheep Books, 3101-115 Fulford-Ganges Road, Salt Spring Island, BC, V8K2T9, Canada.

Scapegoats of the Empire: The True Story of Breaker Morant's Bushveldt Carbineers. I have not attempted to defend the doings of the ill-starred Bushveldt Carbineers, or the policy of those who employed them. The methods of dealing with prisoners, which have been solely attributed to that corps, were in active operation before the so-called "Australian" officers went to the Spelonken district-a fact which the English press, and a large section of the Australian press, systematically ignored.

George Witton's scathing political indictment of the British Empire, later made into the movie "Breaker Morant" (1980).
Comments: (7)
Dorizius
I had seen the movie 'Breaker Morant' many years ago and loved it. I knew that the movie was based on this book from the movie credits and spent time, on and off, over the years looking for this book. Finding it here on Amazon I quickly bought it. The story here in this book as told by Lt. G. Witton is, I must admit nothing like the movie. That is why when movies are made from books they say based on the book. There are many differences between the book and the movie. I guess for dramatic purposes.
Even though the book is titled Scapegoats of the Empire: The True Story of Breaker Morant's Bushveldt Carbineers, this book is primarily the story of Lt. Witton and his involvment the Boer War, his involvement with Morant and the court-martial.
If you are expecting the book to be an exact telling of the movie its not. There are many dramatic licenses taken with the movie and if you read the book you'll know why.
One thing that comes out in both the book and the movie is the British military and governments willingness to appease foreign governments for the sake of what ever it is they wanted to appease and for their shifting blame to subordinates of policies that would be banned today in times of war. The so-called kangaroo court (no pun intended) is in full force here in the book.
The book starts slow and then picks up after Witton joins the carbineers.
Pick up the book if you are interested in history.
Humin
I have been fascinated by this story for years. And for decades, I have looked for a reasonably priced copy of this book, written by George Witton, the only one of the three spared execution. Although it's not the best written book ever, it is priceless to me, because I am finally hearing this story from one of the men who lived it and who is telling the story in his own words.
Tojahn
This is a wonderful work, well deserving of five stars, detailing the facts that led to the unjust execution of three Australian officers in the British army. from the Bushvelt Carbanieres came a new work "Commando". It was a Boer word for guerrilla fighters. Men & women and children who fought without uniforms committing terrible acts of cruelty & destruction. It was a new kind of war for a new century. The gentlemen's wars were over. This has such relevance for our own day. Are today's "Terrorists" soldiers to be treated as soldiers according to custom? It is food for thought, discussion & decision.
MisTereO
Wonderful book about a troubling time, does not try to absolve Morant, just that he was the fall guy thus the name of the book
Najinn
Outstanding companion piece to the movie Breaker Morant. Able to provide more detail of the events, and people involved.
Agalas
If you ever saw the movie Breaker Morant, this is the book written by the only surviving soldier charged with murder. Excellent story and movie. A must read; such a tragedy of justice!
Book is in excellent condition, as promised and shipping was right on time. Thank you!!
doesnt Do You
It's difficult to sort fact from fiction in the Bushveldt Carbineers story but this is from one of those directly involved and is well worth a read
An interesting story. Having watched the movie I found this a good balance.
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