PG | | Drama, History, War
Three Australian lieutenants are court martialed for executing prisoners as a way of deflecting attention from war crimes committed by their superior officers.
David Stratton in his book 'The Last New Wave' said of this film that director Bruce Beresford ". . . added a great more material to the [Kenneth G. Ross source] play after extensive research into Morant's story, both in Australia and at the Army Museum in London. And in London he met Welsh ... ...
The barbarities of war are seldom committed by abnormal men. The tragedy of war is that these horrors are committed by normal men in abnormal situations.
The band plays an excerpt from Franz Lehár's The Merry Widow, which premiered three years after the trial took place.
Introducing Lewis Fitz-Gerald as George Witton
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