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 supreme spectacle that had to come thundering out of the most thrilling continent!
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Although Michael Caine
's character of Lt. Bromhead was a soldier who had never been in battle, Caine himself was actually a veteran of the British army who had seen combat in the Korean War. See more
The scene with the messenger approaching the king, the sun is shining on the king's left shoulder. The following scene, messenger facing the king, the sun is shining from behind the camera position casting a different angle of shadow. See more
Colour Sergeant Bourne
The Lord of Hosts is with us.
Cpl. William Allen
I hope so... as I live and die, I hope so.
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 Chained Girls
Men of Harlech
Performed by Army Soldiers See more