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?
Director Cy Endfield
wanted a camera crane that was lightweight when disassembled so that it could be packed and transported through the African bush. Ken Eddy
designed the first Filmair Giraffe camera crane for the job and in so doing began the world's best known camera crane company. This key piece of film gear is still used in the movie industry. See more
In two different scenes, when the soldiers are given marching orders, they start to move before the command to march or turn is finished. See more
You mean your only plan is to stand behind a few feet of mealie bags and wait for the attack?
"And introducing Michael Caine" See more
Referenced in Pointless: Episode #3.7
Men of Harlech
Performed by Army Soldiers See more