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In 1879, in the course of the Zulu wars, man of the individuals Lt. John Chard (Stanley Baker) and snooty Lt Gonville Bromhead (Michael Caine) have been in command of defending the remoted Natal outpost of Rorke’s Drift from tribal hordes, holding out throughout an Alamo-like siege till they’re overwhelmed, dropping the battle, however taking place in historical past as heroes. 150 troopers defended a provide station in opposition to some 4000 Zulus, aided by the Martini-Henry rifle “with some guts behind it”. Within the hundred years because the Victoria Cross was created for valour and excessive braveness past that usually anticipated of the British soldier in face of the enemy solely 1344 have been awarded. Eleven of those have been received by the defenders of the mission station at Rorke’s Drift, Natal, January 22nd to the 23rd 1879.

Duration: 138 min


IMDb: 7.8