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>
The supreme spectacle that had to come thundering out of the most thrilling continent!
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Did You Know?
owned John Chard's Victoria Cross (and other medals) from 1972 until his death in 1976. Originally thought to be what is known as a "cast copy", the Victoria Cross was later proven, after a series of tests, to be the original. Unfortunately, Baker died never knowing he had the real VC. See more
A few of the battle scenes show British soldiers with bolt-action rifles. Apparently there weren't enough Martini-Henrys to go around. See more
[Adendorff has explained the classic Zulu 'buffalo' battle formation
It looks er... jolly simple, doesn't it?
It's, er, jolly deadly, old boy.
Well done, Adendorff, we'll make an Englishmen of you yet!
Opening credits prologue: JANUARY 23rd 1879 See more
Referenced in Starship Troopers
Men of Harlech
Performed by Army Soldiers See more