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 epic story of courage, honour and pride.
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The then Minister of Native Affairs banned the film for screenings to black South Africans as "it might incite them to rise up in revolt". See more
When Chard fights the two Zulus who break through the line, a soldier near him is shot and slumps over the sandbag wall. In the next shot Chard picks up the rifle which has a bayonet attached to it and uses it to fight the Zulus - except that when the stricken soldier fell, the rifle it didn't have a bayonet on it and was slung over the soldiers right shoulder - not propped against the wall conveniently to hand. See more
Lieutenant Gonville Bromhead
Damn the levies man... Cowardly blacks!
What the hell do you mean "cowardly blacks?" They died on your side, didn't they? And who the hell do you think is coming to wipe out your little command? The Grenadier Guards?
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
Referenced in The Bliss of Mrs. Blossom
Men of Harlech
Performed by Army Soldiers See more