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Re: Breaker Morant [Re: MikeL2] #14851890 05/06/20
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Originally Posted by MikeL2
Originally Posted by sbrmike
Back in the 1970's in the US Army we would watch Breaker Morant as part of Geneva Convention classes! "Sergeant Major!"......"Sir"...... and Code 303 or regulation 303


They were still using it in the 80s. And it was "Rule .303" in reference to the .303 service cartridge, or rule of the rifle. Kind of a significant line in the movie, and the Army Instructors didn't understand thenreference.



A mate of mine named Ted Beazley (deceased) was on parade in Germany in the '70's when a British officer wandered on by after inspection, some lout in the ranks yelled "remember the BREAKER", the Poms bitched and whinged but as luck would have it not one of the Australian officers present heard a damned thing.


These are my opinions, feel free to disagree.
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Re: Breaker Morant [Re: captdavid] #14897061 05/20/20
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A self-avowed Englishman, with a British officer commission
in a British regiment [Bushveldt Carbineers] formed in Sth.Africa
and attached to a British column under a British General.

so why do some Australians feel so strong about Morant?

Morant, Handcock and Witton were not Australian
soldiers, as BVC they were British army.

When it comes to justice, one should be aware that
military justice tends to be more defective vs civil
as it can be subject to expediency on active service.


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Re: Breaker Morant [Re: captdavid] #14897327 05/20/20
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If some feel the way they do about Morant,
how do they feel about that [born in Aus.]
Lieutenant George Raymond Dallas Moor,
who received the Victoria Cross after intentionally
Shooting four of his own men?

btw: while Australia was in the process of gaining
independence from Britain through federation,
many men from the Aus. colonies were volunteering
in the British army to deny Boers their independence.
Roughly near half of all imperial colonial forces
were sourced from Aus.


Originally Posted by LawyerDaggett

As a lawyer I have read up on the case carefully.
.....

I believe Britain chose to set a colonial example to possibly avoid criticism in the UK that would have
been caused by executing a Brit.


Record shows they executed a commissioned officer Brit.



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