Breaker Morant is an Australian movie made in 1979, portraying an incident in the Second Boer War in which three Australian soldiers were convicted of charges ‘murdering the Boer prisoners.’ The film made from Australian nationalists’ point of view amplifies the notion of injustice put on the Australians and the heroisms of the three Australians: Lieutenants Harry "Breaker" Morant, Peter Handcock, and George Witton who are members of the Bushveldt Carbineers. Bushveldt Carbineers is a special troop of the British army to counter the guerilla attacks by the Boers. The film mainly focuses on the trial of these three characters, who are sentenced guilty. The three Australians plead innocent that they were merely following unspoken rule of the
Custer’s Last Stand at Little Bighorn resulted in Custer and his men being ambushed by Indians (Doc. 10). This was one of the few instances where the Americans suffered a considerable amount of casualties. The U.S. Government was able to carry out their atrocities by dehumanizing the Plains Indians. Many whites thought of them as beasts and romanticized their slaughter (Doc.
On April 9, 1892, NWFSGA members surrounded a cabin at the KC Ranch looking for Nate Champion. Champion’s associate, Nick Ray, was the first to be killed by the NWFSGA when he went outside for firewood, mistaken for Champion. This is an excellent example of group violence. After
On the 2nd of June 2010 Derrick Bird Rampaged through the Cumbrian town of Egremont and the surrounding country side. He killed 12 people and wounded many others (11-25 according to different reports.) The killing spree is known as the Cumbria Shootings. Using the internet and newspaper reports gather as much information as you can about this incident and then using your learning from study of the preceding module answer the following questions. 1) What type of murder did Bird commit?
Key issue essay In 1968 on the 9th of March US soldiers from ‘c’ company entered hamlets in Quang Ngai on a search and destroy mission. The hamlets and My Lai were known as the Vietcong territory(Vietnamese army). US soldiers lost all control and killed 300-400 civilians including; men, women and children. 70 of these civilians were mown down with automatic fire once herded into a ditch. Over a year the US army covered up their massacre and 13 soldiers were charged with war crimes against humanity.
THE INTRODUCTION On the 28th of April 1996, Martin Bryant, armed himself with a high powered rifle and drove to the small tourist village of Port Arthur in Tasmania. For the next 19 hours Bryant indiscriminately shot dead 35 people and injured numerous others before eventually being arrested by Police. This essay will examine the now well known ‘Port Arthur Massacre’ from an emergency management perspective. The essay will identify why this event is considered a disaster, explain the circumstances and effects of the disaster and identify strategies implemented since this disaster that has resulted in improved preparedness for similar situations. THE TOPOGRAPHY OF THE LOCATION Port Arthur is a small tourist village situated on the Tasman
Ned still inspires people around the world to take control of their own life and to not live with oppression or injustice. Now, whenever an Australian feels oppressed or mistreated they think of Ned Kelly the bushranger, the icon, the
Forty five Rufus natives were rounded up and escorted to Moorundie police court for trespassing on private property. The natives, made up of men, women, children and dogs, were reported to be carrying; spears, blankets, possum cloaks and mats. The natives were intercepted by 3 mountain rangers on horses. Edward John Eyre reported Moorundie to be ‘one of the most wildest and dangerous towns in SA’, it was probably expected that this incident goes much deeper than trespassing. Passing pedestrians told local police that they heard gunshots and aboriginal war cries.
THE DAILY NEWSCAST John Smith FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 1-888-129-NEWS January 17, 2012 647-208-3645 firstname.lastname@example.org LOCAL MURDERER FOUND DEAD! Killer in murder of prominent rancher’s wife found in nearby woods. According to locals, Lennie, together with his cousin George were hired as Ranch-hands on the Curley Ranch. After working there for a few months incident-free our reporters caught wind of this story as it unfolded earlier this afternoon. The primary witness in the case, Mr. Candy, states that Lennie strangled Curley’s wife in a barn located at the ranch.
On the morning of December 29, 1890, soldiers from the U.S. Seventh Cavalry, the unit made world-famous only fifteen years earlier by its defeat under General George Armstrong Custer at the Battle of Little Big Horn, opened fire on a band of Minneconjou and Hunkpapa Sioux who they had detained and were in the process of disarming. Over several hours, the men of the Seventh indiscriminately killed about 250 people, more than half of who were women, children and elderly, and crushed the spiritual movement known as the Ghost Dance. The Wounded Knee Massacre unquestionably stands as one of the darkest moments in the relationship between Native Americans and the United States government, yet most scholarship on the subject either limits its scope to the individuals directly involved in the affair and the tactics employed or presents the slaughter as a turning point in a longer history of U.S. aggression towards the native people of the Great Plains.