Even though the book is titled scapegoats of the empire the true story of breaker morants bushveldt carbineers this book is primarily the story of lt witton and his involvment the boer war his involvement with morant and the court martial if you are expecting the book to be an exact telling of the movie its not. Scapegoats of the empire is the true story of the murder trial of three australian army officers during britains boer war a court martial made famous to modern movie goers by the film breaker morant its author george witton was one of those officers and the only one to avoid a firing squad. Scapegoats of the empire is the only first hand account of the infamous breaker morant peter handcock trial held in south africa in 1901 2 and of the bushveldt carbineers the irregular force in which these australians served during the war against the boers. Matters came to a head with the infamous courts marshal of some of the bushveldt carbineers and the execution of some and imprisonment of others in a scandal that rocked the british empire and struck to the core of the relationship between the mother country and one of its most loyal colonies scapegoats of the empire the true story of . Get this from a library scapegoats of the empire the true story of the bushveldt carbineers george witton
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