Closed File. Breaker Morant. Denton
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Closed File: The True Story Behind the Execution of Breaker Morant and Peter Handcock
"THIS IS the story of a cover-up. A cover-up that, through the novel and the film Breaker Morant, has passed into Australian folklore. The true story behind execution of Lieutenants Harry Harbord Morant and Peter Joseph Handcock at Pretoria Gaol on February 27, 1902, has never before been told.
"Were the two Australian officers, in fact, scapegoats for the British Empire? Did the British Government sacrifice their lives to appease the militaristic Germans? Kit Denton's search for the true facts took from the Public Records Office in London to South African, where the alleged crimes and executions took place. Six weeks of being told by the British authorities that the papers he was seeking were not available convinced him that, after the passage of eighty years, the British Government still had something to hide."