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 epic story of courage, honour and pride.
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Did You Know?
Colour Sergeant Bourne, shown as a much older man in the film, was actually only 24 years old during the defense of Rorke's Drift and was the last defender of the post to die - as an honorary Lieutenant Colonel on VE Day, 8th May 1945, at the age of 91. See more
Camera shadow on Bromhead's right shoulder after he tells Chard he did it. See more
Surgeon Maj. Reynolds
Orderly, Damn it! Will you keep the flies away. Fan it! Damn you, Chard! Damn all you butchers!
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