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Breaker Morant: The Retrial

1h 42m Australian, Documentary, War, Australia 2013

Explore the origins of Harry 'The Breaker' Morantm the englishman who became an Australian legend.

Breaker Morant: The Retrial explores the origins and the character of Harry ‘The Breaker’ Morant, the Englishman who became an Australian legend. Uncovering his dramatic story from his origins in England where he claimed to be the offspring of a titled admiral, through to exile in Australia where he established The Breaker legend as a hard-living larrikin bushman, to his work as a famed poet alongside Henry Lawson and Banjo Patterson, and finally as an Australian soldier serving in the Boer War. Featuring actor Benedict Wall as Harry ‘Breaker’ Morant and using dramatic re-enactments shot on location in Australia and South Africa, Breaker Morant: The Retrial, finally uncovers what really happened over a century ago. Morant, along with fellow Australian soldier Peter Handcock, was tried and executed by the British Imperial Army in 1902 for shooting Boer prisoners, but the discovery of compelling new evidence by Australian military lawyer Jim Unkles, challenges the long held British claim that they received a fair trial, revealing fatal errors in the legal process.


Gregory Miller


Australia, South Africa

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