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Shangani Patrol (1970)

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The nerve-jangling true tale of a battalion of volunteer soldiers facing the might of King Lobengula's army in Rhodesia in 1893.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Brian O'Shaughnessy ...
Will Hutchins ...
Adrian Steed ...
Maj. Patrick Forbes
James White ...
Patrick Mynhardt ...
Lt. Arend Hofmeyr
Anthea Crosse ...
May Thompson
Ian Yule ...
Trooper Dillon
Pieter Hauptfleisch ...
Ian Hamilton ...
Capt. William Judd
Stuart Brown ...
Victor Mackeson ...
Trooper Jack Robertson
Robin Dolton ...
Sgt. Brown
Don McCorkindale ...
Forbes' A.D.C.
Lance Lockhart-Ross ...
Capt. William Napier
Roland Robinson ...
Capt. Fred Fitzgerald


The nerve-jangling true tale of a battalion of volunteer soldiers facing the might of King Lobengula's army in Rhodesia in 1893.

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"They chased the Matabele into the valley of their destiny - they were the Shangani Patrol!"


Action | Drama | War





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3 December 1970 (South Africa)  »

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They were men...
11 November 2003 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Brave men. Difficult mission. We need this film and the others by Millin available in the US... We are critically short of historical films about anything that happened in Southern Africa (unless you count the allegedly historical Shaka Zulu, Zulu, and Zulu Dawn)

Millin was a genius, not often credited here in the US...

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