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>
The epic story of courage, honour and pride.
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Did You Know?
One of the film's technical advisors was a princess of the Zulu tribe and also the tribe's historian. She knew perfectly the strategy of the battle so she drew it on the sand and Cy Endfield
shot it exactly how she drew it. See more
Camera shadow on helmet as Chard walks along bag wall. See more
Colour Sergeant Bourne
[Quoting Psalm 46, v10-11 just before the battle
I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth. The Lord of Hosts is with us.
Cpl. William Allen
I hope so. As I live and die, I hope so.
"And introducing Michael Caine" See more
Referenced in Gladiator
Men of Harlech
Performed by Army Soldiers See more