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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's narration was recorded at a sound studio in Paris on the 21st September 1963. See more
As Chard is taken to the hospital, a soldier is leaning on the railing outside the hospital door. The soldier has both arms on the railing and his head is between an upright post and the door. When Chard reaches the hospital and the perspective switches, the soldier has only one arm on the railing and his head is on the other side of the post. See more
Lieutenant John Chard
You didn't say a thing to help, Bromhead.
Lieutenant Gonville Bromhead
Well, when you take command, old boy, you're on your own. One of the first things that the general - my grandfather - ever taught me.
"And introducing Michael Caine" See more