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>
Dwarfing The Mightiest! Towering Over The Greatest!
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Did You Know?
It's obvious that many of the close-combat scenes are done with more regard to safety than realism. Bayonets and spears are seen wobbling indicating they are made of rubber or some other soft material besides metal. Private Schiess's walking stick (the Swiss soldier played by actor Dickie Owen) is also made of soft material when he is fighting the Zulu. 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
Reverend Otto Witt
He breaketh the bow and snappeth the spear in sunder!
Color Sgt. Bourne
[under his breath
I shall be exalted among the 'eathens... I shall be exalted in the Earth.
"And introducing Michael Caine" See more
Men of Harlech
Performed by Army Soldiers See more