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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Did You Know?
According to a recent book Stanley Baker
intended the role of Private Hitch to be played by "the actor from That Was the Week That Was
(1964) whose surname begins with a K". He was alluding to Roy Kinnear
without realizing that the series also starred David Kernan
. When Kernan turned up on the set Baker realized his mistake but hired him anyway. See more
After Pvt Hook breaks into the doctor's cabinet and steals the brandy, he smashes the top off, when he takes a drink the bottle shape has changed. See more
Cpl. Frederic Schiess, NNC
I belong to Natal Mounted Police.
Pvt. William Jones
Is that true then? He's a peeler, 716. Come to arrest the Zulus.
At the end of the opening credits 'and Introducing Michael Caine' is shown, this would suggest that this was his first film. In fact MC had previously had five credited film roles, numerous TV appearances and several uncredited film roles before appearing in Zulu. See more
Men of Harlech
Performed by Army Soldiers See more