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
John Vogel <firstname.lastname@example.org>
These are the days and nights of fury and honor and courage and cowardice that an entire century of empire-making and film-making can never surpass!
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Did You Know?
The film's world premiere took place in London on the 85th anniversary of the battle it depicts. 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
[Adendorff has explained the classic Zulu 'buffalo' battle formation
It looks er... jolly simple, doesn't it?
It's, er, jolly deadly, old boy.
Well done, Adendorff, we'll make an Englishmen of you yet!
At the end of the opening credits 'and Introducing Michael Caine' is shown, this would suggest that this was his first film. In fact MC had previously had five credited film roles, numerous TV appearances and several uncredited film roles before appearing in Zulu. See more
Edited into Wizards
Men of Harlech
Performed by Army Soldiers See more