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Mutiny on the Bounty

Duration:
10 minutes
First broadcast:
Thursday 08 November 2012

In 1789, one of the most famous naval mutinies of all time took place near Tahiti. Mutineers led by a young officer called Fletcher Christian took control of the British ship, casting its commander, William Bligh, adrift in the uncharted South Seas.

Using contemporary eye-witness accounts, Witness pieces together what happened.

Image: William Bligh is set adrift. Hulton Archive/Getty Images.

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