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Shoot Straight You Bastards

Date: 1/28/2002
Time: 9:58:38 PM
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'The (Sydney) Daily Telegraph' had the following review printed in the 26 January edition about SSYB:" An eye opening version of the ost controversial killing of two Australians in war time ever known. Harry 'Breaker' Morant, born in England but adopted by Australia and Peter Handcock were executed by firing squad in the Boer War on dubious charges brought by British officers of shooting prisoners. The outrage and unfairness of the trial is still debated a century later." Recommended retail price A$29.95. Readers of this Discussion may be interested in the following 'parallels' that one time Deputy Prime Minister of Australia, the Hon Tim Fischer, has drawn between Breaker Morant and the traitorous murderous Australian 'dog' now in custody in Cuba with other murderers and terrorists, David Hicks. "Once again an Australian is under the military justice of a foreign country... and faces a life-or-death outcome." "Mr Fischer said the comparison was "almost" eerie because, unlike Morant and Handcock, who fought for Australia but were tried for shooting Boer prisoners out of hand, Mr (?) Hicks was allegedly caught fighting for the enemy."

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