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  • Lt. William Bligh: Mr. Christain what is it?
    Lt. William Bligh: Mr. Christain, what is it?
    Fletcher Christian: Oh, it can wait Sir
    Fletcher Christian: Oh, it can wait Sir.
    Lt. William Bligh: What is is damn you
    Lt. William Bligh: What is is damn you.
    Fletcher Christian: The ship is sinking
    Fletcher Christian: The ship is sinking.
    Lt. William Bligh: Good
    Lt. William Bligh: Good.


  • Fryer: But I protest.
    Lt. William Bligh: You protest, do you?
    Fryer: I am Master of The Bounty.
    Lt. William Bligh: And I am Commander, by law! I am the first. Do you understand? God damn your hide, and now you may dismiss, sir!


  • Churchill: William, about your decision to go around the Horn.
    Lt. William Bligh: William? Not sir? Not captain? William.
    Churchill: I don't think the men will have it.
    Lt. William Bligh: Oh, the men won't have it. Are they in charge of the Bounty?
    Churchill: They might be if you insist.
    Lt. William Bligh: Again. Will you repeat that, please?
    Churchill: The men might be in charge.
    Lt. William Bligh: What are you threatening me with?
    Churchill: It's not a threat, it's a warning.


  • Lt. William Bligh: "Well, gentlemen, between ourselves and home are 27,000 sea miles,the Endeavour Straits and the Great Barrier Reef. Now the crew is deeply demoralised, gentlemen, and I must accept, as every captain must accept, the inevitable and theoretical responsibilty for that.The actual and immediate responsibilty, however, I place on you, my fellow officers, who met this crisis with lethargy, impudence and flagrant defiance publicly uttered. And perhaps also for that, I am to blame. I counted on a strength of character which you do not possess. However, the cure for our predicament is discipline. And I shall apply it with an even hand, of course, but most where it is most required. Yes, well that will be all. Thank you. You may leave now."
    Lt. William Bligh: Well, gentlemen, between ourselves and home are 27,000 sea miles,the Endeavour Straits and the Great Barrier Reef. Now the crew is deeply demoralised, gentlemen, and I must accept, as every captain must accept, the inevitable and theoretical responsibilty for that.The actual and immediate responsibilty, however, I place on you, my fellow officers, who met this crisis with lethargy, impudence and flagrant defiance publicly uttered. And perhaps also for that, I am to blame. I counted on a strength of character which you do not possess. However, the cure for our predicament is discipline. And I shall apply it with an even hand, of course, but most where it is most required. Yes, well that will be all. Thank you. You may leave now.


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