THE LEGENED OF BREAKER MORANT IS DEAD AND BURIED

R620.00

A SOUTH AFRICAN VERSION OF THE BUSHVELDT CARBINEERS IN ZOUTPANSBERG MAY 1901- APRIL 1902

Small repaired tear at tail of spine. Maps on verso of front & rear covers; 208pp b& w photos thru’out text, 38p visual tour of colour photographs not included in the pagination ; 5 Appendices; GPS co-ords of graves etc. Signed by author. A very thorough treatise covering at least 35 murders (war crimes) committed by the British Unit, the Bushveld Carbineers towards the end of the War. The Title indicates that the author expects his book to be the last word on the Breaker Morant controversy, as well it might be. Rare. Please expect extra postage. French fold cover. Spine slightly sun faded.

Take No Prisoners.. We shot them under Rule 303… Death destruction, murder, mayhem…   …this was the state of affairs in the dying months of the Anglo-Boer War in the remote Northern Transvaal of South Africa.

Harry Harbord The Breaker Morant commanded A Squadron of the Bushveldt Carbineers His best friend, Captain Percy Hunt, had been killed in an ill-conceived attack and The Breaker  vowed revenge

What was to follow was a series of callous murders and trumped up accusations – leading to arrests,  Courts Martial, and executions the result of which still reverberates today.

 

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Authored by Charles Leach, illustrated by Laura Van Zyl and Privately published at Louis Trichardt in 2011. This First Edition copy is soft cover bound with a French fold cover. Covered in adhesive plastic the book is without a dust jacket. The size of the book is 270x192x17mm.