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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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?
's character, Pvt. Henry Hook, was required to be in the field hospital, which were mostly interior shots. Therefore, Booth did not travel with the cast and crew to South Africa for the filming. See more
Private Hitch VC, is seen being shot through the thigh by a Zulu sniper in the film. In fact he was shot through his shoulder and the bullet shattered his shoulder blade. There is a photograph of him taken after he was presented his VC showing his arm still in a sling, and a number of paintings of the battle show Hitch with his injured arm being held still by his belt. (Hitch was invalided out of the army and became a London taxi driver.) See more
Colour Sergeant Bourne
The sentries report Zulus to the south west. Thousands of them.
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
Referenced in Gladiator
Men of Harlech
Performed by Army Soldiers See more