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Breaker Morant: The Epic Story of the Boer War and Harry 'Breaker' Morant: Drover, Horseman, Bush Poet, Murderer or Hero?

Author: Peter FitzSimons.

Breaker Morant: The Epic Story of the Boer War and Harry 'Breaker' Morant: Drover, Horseman, Bush Poet, Murderer or Hero?

Author: Peter FitzSimons.

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Item #: D20539
Format: Paperback
Pages: 576
Publication Date: 2021
Publisher: Constable
ISBN: 9781472131430
In Australia, Harry "Breaker" Morant (1864-1902) remains a folk hero, a charming but reckless rider, polo player, and writer. When appeals were made for horsemen to serve in the Boer War in South Africa, Morant joined up, embroiling himself in a brutal and ambiguous colonial conflict. Late in the war, Morant and two other Australians were court-martialed and executed for ... More
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In Australia, Harry "Breaker" Morant (1864-1902) remains a folk hero, a charming but reckless rider, polo player, and writer. When appeals were made for horsemen to serve in the Boer War in South Africa, Morant joined up, embroiling himself in a brutal and ambiguous colonial conflict. Late in the war, Morant and two other Australians were court-martialed and executed for the murder of Boer prisoners, and the debate over their convictions continues to this day. Here Peter FitzSimons finds answers to the lingering questions: Does Breaker Morant deserve his iconic status? Was he a scapegoat for British war crimes, or a criminal himself?


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