Saturday, January 23, 2010

Last Words: Harry 'Breaker' Harbord Morant (1864-1902)

"Don't make a mess of it - shoot straight, you bastards."

Anglo-Australian drover, horseman, poet and soldier, nicknamed 'Breaker" for his skill with horses.  Morant was court-martialed and executed by the British, charged with killing Boer prisoners.  To the end he claimed to have been following orders.

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