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Forget the Hollywood nonsense.,
This review is from: Captain Bligh and Mr.Christian: The Men and the Mutiny (Paperback)
After decades of watching and believing the Hollywood version of events here is a chance to find out the real story. And what a story it is. The upshot of it all is that Capt. Bligh wasn't really so bad after all. The Mutiny can be attributed to one single mistake on Bligh's part rather than continuous foul behaviour throughout the voyage. The nitty gritty of everyday life at sea in the 18th century is always interesting and sometimes enthralling as described by Hough. The book includes details of previous voyages made by Bligh and Christian, the outward voyage, the time on Tahiti, Bligh's epic voyage home, the mutineers on Pitcairn and of course the mutiny itself. Our views of Bligh and Christian are turned on their heads as shown in the movie 'The Bounty' which i believe was loosely based on this book. All in all a thoroughly enjoyable read.
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Initial post: 5 Apr 2008 01:24:39 BDT
P. Carney says:
The above reviewer approves this book as "the real story" in contrast to "the Hollywood version".
This book is actually the basis of the most recent "Hollywood version" although the makers of that film ommitted the book authors theory about a homosexual relationship between the two characters.
In reply to an earlier post on 5 Jul 2013 15:46:50 BDT
P. G. Croft says:
If the great deeds of famous Heroes and Heroins aren't being discredited and trashed by modernist idiots---they are automatically branded Gay ! What a brilliant example of the pit we have fallen into, in 'Modern' Britain. We deserve to go under.
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