Boy Scout founder Lord Baden-Powell executed a POW
Published on December 10th, 2009 | by Admin0
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.
The papers reached double their expected price at auction in South Cerney, Gloucestershire.
An inquiry at the time of the conflict into the affair exonerated Baden-Powell.