Boy Scout founder Baden-Powell ‘executed PoW’


Baden-Powell

From the BBC:

Boy Scout founder Lord Baden-Powell ‘executed PoW’

Baden-Powell founded the Scouting movement in 1907

Documents suggesting that Boy Scout founder Lord Baden-Powell illegally executed a prisoner-of-war have been sold for £3,740.

Papers relating to the Second Matabele War in 1896 say Baden-Powell, then a Colonel in the British Army, ordered the shooting of an African chief.

The chief, Uwini, had been promised his life would be spared if he surrendered.

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