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1 hour 49 minutes
First broadcast at 18:00 24 Sep 2011
In 1879, the British suffer a great loss at the Battle of Isandlwana due to incompetent leadership. Despite the defeat, the Zulus are first humiliated at Roark's Drift and then crushed at the Battle of Ulundi
almost 2 years ago
Great film, just wish I could watch it on my laptop in the garden
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over 2 years ago
micky the scots zulu warrier#
great film, what are u all wimping about?
Steve from Oban - suggest you red Tom Devine's book on Scotland's diaspora and the role we played in the empire - not sure about the rest of you but I was definitely rooting for the zulus ! What the hell we "we" doing there ?
Mor accurate than Zulu but still loads of myths perpetuated. Like the refusal by the quartermaster to supply a regiment other than his own. The Martini Henry rifle was more likely to jam before the squaddie ran out of bullets. There was an excellent edition of Battefield Detectives that used evidence from the field itself to provide an accurate picture. Shame it has not been repeated and I can't find it on any catch up site
Lord chemsford was saved by Queen VICTORIA,so he got away with it not like the poor blokes there. The upper classes always look after themselves. nice eh!!!
Lord Chemsford was saved by the Queen,Victoria,nice eh!!
The only truth about this film is the battle. The true heroes were the 24/41 Foot, later the Royal Regiment of Wales. I served with them for 3years.
Steve from Oban
Thank you Channel 5 for showing 'Zulu Dawn', this is a fantastic movie and is much more accurately fact based than the 1964 film 'Zulu'. I think 'Zulu Dawn' is a splendid example of a great film, it's got it all. I wish someone would make a 3rd film, to follow-on from 'Zulu' and show the great battles afterwards in which we overcame the Zulu warriors and won the day.
I wonder why Burt Lancaster played Colonel Durnford as an Irishman. He was stationed in Ireland but was very much an English Gentleman. He was my 5th cousin
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