Australia to Ask Britain to Pardon Two 'Breaker Morant' Soldiers Executed in Boer War
The intervention comes after the British government rejected in June a petition to pardon Lieutenants Harry 'Breaker' Morant and Peter Handcock, who were killed by firing squad in 1902 for murdering prisoners during the Boer War. They are the only Australian soldiers ever executed for war crimes.
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