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Rum Rebellion Part 2: The Condemned Regiment

Released Thursday, 30th April 2015
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In the same year that the First Fleet arrived in New South Wales, the French Revolution erupted and a series of increasingly bloodthirsty regimes took power in Paris, culminating in the rise of Napoleon. Disturbed by the unpredictability of their longtime enemy, the British feared that an invasion of Australia was only a matter of time.

Enter the intrepid men of the NSW Corps: a regiment of drunks, bankrupts, and military prisoners scraped together from the dregs of the British Army. Sent out to safeguard the colony against a French invasion that never comes, the men of the ‘Rum Corps’ quickly turned from protectors to predators.

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