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Bushveldt Carbineers the War Against the Boers in South Africa and the "Breaker" Morant Incident by George Witton

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Published by Leonaur Ltd .
Written in English


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The Physical Object
Number of Pages228
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL11915419M
ISBN 101846773369
ISBN 109781846773365

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Bushveldt Carbineers? Having pondered the new entries in Heroes, Villains and Fiends, I have been contemplating for some time putting together a Bushveldt Carbineers company, based on the irregular mounted contingent in the Boer War, formed to combat the Booer Commandos and which included many colonials including famous Aussie Harry "the. The Bush Veldt Carbineers were raised in Pretoria in February and did useful work in the difficult country north of Pietersburg in that year. They saw a lot of fighting, but it gained an unfortunate notoriety by the conviction of Morant, Handcock and Witton on charges that they had committed acts not in accordance with the rules of. During , South African historian Charles Leach published the book The Legend of Breaker Morant is DEAD and BURIED: A South African version of the Bushveldt Carbineers in the Zoutpansberg, May – April Based upon extensive research, Leach had complete access to unpublished South African sources and the papers of the Viljoen and. 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 .

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