Author(s): Nick Bleszynski
The story of the court martial and subsequent execution by firing squad of Second South Australian Mounted Rifleman, Lieutenant Harry 'Breaker' Morant and Lieutenant Peter Handcock. It's a universal account of greed, ambition and the power of the political machine that crushes anyone who gets in the way. In much the same way that Bruce Beresford's award-winning feature film Breaker Morant captured the popular imagination, Shoot Straight, You Bastards! is an explosive read - as controversial an event today as it was 100 years ago. Too many people have tried to put a halt to the 'wheel of history' by insisting that all has now been revealed and theirs is the definitive word. But there's always more...always, as this book will reveal.