Cinema: Death on the Bounty

In 1789, the crew of H. M. S. Bounty mutinied in mid-Pacific, put Captain William Bligh and 18 loyal men into an open boat, sailed to Tahiti. Instead of starving or drowning, Captain Bligh and his sailors made a voyage of 4,000 miles back to England, sent a frigate to punish the mutineers. When the frigate reached Tahiti, only a few of the mutineers were there to be hanged. The rest had sailed the Bounty to Pitcairn Island where they had beached and burned her and where their descendants still live.

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