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 epic story of courage, honour and pride.
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's role was much bigger but he became ill during the period when his scenes were to be shot. See more
When Lt. Bromhead (Michael Caine
) is seen returning from his hunt, the bearers are carrying a dead cheetah and a springbok. The springbok is an antelope that inhabits arid areas in the northwest of South Africa, and was never present in Natal. See more
Well done, Adendorff, we'll make an Englishman of you yet!
No, thanks. I'm a Boer. The Zulus are the enemies of my blood. What are you doing here?
You don't object to our help, I hope?
It all depends on what you damned English want for it, afterwards.
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 Pointless: Episode #3.7
Men of Harlech
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