Fascinating insight into Breaker Morant and the question of morality and human life. The question of "The Breaker's" innocence is still being fiercely debated more than a century after Lieutenant Harry Morant and Lieutenant Peter Handcock were shot on a lonely veldt outside Pretoria at dawn on 27 February, 1902, by a British military firing squad. Shoot Straight You Bastards! is a universal account of greed, ambition and the power of the political machine that crushes anyone who gets in the way. In much the same way that Bruce Beresford's award-winning feature film "Breaker Morant" captured the popular imagination, Shot Straigth You Bastards! is an explosive read as controversial an event today as it was 101 years ago. In every war there is a character like Morant - a rebellious spirit who ends up on the wrong side of the "great cause". This updated edition includes an appendix containing dramatic new evidence that Kitchener gave orders to "take no prisoners". Expert legal opinion supporting the Breaker's innocence and a strong campaign to secure a proper judicial review combine here in a story Australians have waited more than a century to read!
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Author Biography - Bick Bleszynski
Nick Bleszynski was born in Scotland and grew up in central and eastern Africa. After returning to the UK and graduating from Anglia University, he went into television and for more than 20 years has worked as a writer, producer and director for some of the world's biggest broadcasters. His films include- Bronzed Aussie Gods, a documentary on Australian beach culture (broadcast on ABC TV, Channel 5 UK and the National Geographic Channel USA); and Hairaiser, an insider's look at the annual Dylan Dog International Horror Festival. Nick is the author of the bestselling Shoot Straight, You Bastards! The truth behind the killing of Breaker' Morant and You'll Never Take Me Alive- the life and death of bushranger Ben Hall