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?
In real life, Lt. Bromhead, played by Michael Caine
as an arrogant "upper class twit", was extremely deaf. It was much more for this reason - rather than the few months' precedence in gaining his commission which Chard (Stanley Baker
) claims in the movie - that Bromhead agreed to relinquish command. Chard's precedence, historically, was closer to three years than to the much more dramatic matter of months. 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
At one hundred yards! Volley fire, present! Aim! Fire!
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 Samurai X: Trust & Betrayal
Men of Harlech
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