Two Lieutenants, Chard of Engineers and Bromhead find that their 140 man contingent in Natal has been isolated by the destruction of the main British Army column and that 4,000 Zulu warriors will descend on them in hours. Each has a different military background in tactics and they are immediatly in conflict on how to prepare for the attack. Nearly a third of the men are in the infirmary, as the welsh company tries to somehow survive with no help in sight. Based on a true story. Written by
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The supreme spectacle that had to come thundering out of the most thrilling continent!
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, an active socialist off-screen, tried to make the film as anti-racist and pro-Zulu as he could. He had to be talked out of addressing a Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND) rally in case this affected the film's performance at the US box office. See more
When Reverend Otto Witt flees Cetshwayo's kraal after the report of the massacre at Isandlwana you can tell that there is a stunt driver in the wagon. The man has a beard. See more
Lieutenant Gonville Bromhead
Sixty! We dropped at least 60, wouldn't you say?
That leaves only 3,940.
The title has fire within its letters, and it flies directly at the screen. Additionally, the title itself doesn't appear on screen until after the opening credits have finished rolling. See more
Men of Harlech
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