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 <email@example.com>
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?
Several years ago Michael Caine
performed in a one-man show. He stated that when he finished his audition he was rejected for the part. A few months later he was attending a cocktail party which producer Joseph E. Levine
was also attending. The producer asked Caine if he still wanted the part, and Caine reminded him that his audition was considered "terrible". Levine replied that the original actor took very ill and the crew was leaving for South Africa from Heathrow the next morning. Caine shook the producer's hand, left the party and went home to pack his bags. See more
Set in 1879, several Zulu warriors are wearing wrist watches, probably the same ones that the production company paid the extras with. See more
Lieutenant Gonville Bromhead
Sixty! We dropped at least 60, wouldn't you say?
That leaves only 3,940.
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
Men of Harlech
Performed by Army Soldiers See more