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  • Luzitanos
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    _ZW-1st (King's) Dragoon Guards-1 25mm test.pngany one know the flag of these guys?

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  • DARKPLACE
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    The one thing that the film missed out on was that the 24th was down to about twenty minutes worth of ammunition. If the remnants of the main force hadn't been coming up and the Zulus had made one more attack then Rorkes Drift would have fallen.

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  • KRJ
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    Originally posted by MarkV View Post

    Only 54mm tall
    Uh, not that kind of model.

    Smarta**!
    Last edited by KRJ; 02 Nov 18, 16:24.

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  • MarkV
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    Originally posted by KRJ View Post
    Another inaccuracy is the portrayal of Harry Hook as a sluggard and shirker. Hook was a said to be a model soldier.
    Only 54mm tall

    In reality he eventually retired with the rank of RSM

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  • MarkV
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    Photos show Bromhead and Chard were both heavily bearded

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  • BELGRAVE
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    Originally posted by KRJ View Post
    Pedantic. I had to look that up.

    But anyway, I did a little reading and discovered some inaccuracies. Like tall and middle-aged Nigel Green as Colour Sergeant Bourne, OBE DCM. Frank Bourne was 5'6" tall and was 24-years-old at the time of the battle. Still, I don't think something like that takes away from the story of valor.

    Interesting to me is that Frank Bourne died at age 91 in 1945. He was the last survivor of the battle.
    One man's pedant is another man's purist.

    The makers of Zulu were obviously keen to show a typical long-service Senior NCO in Victoria's army, and Nigel Green did it brilliantly. In George MacDonald Fraser's estimation "He WAS the old army".

    As you say , Colour Sergeant Frank Bourne (later Lieutenant Colonel Bourne, OBE, DCM) in reality didn't correspond to that role.

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  • KRJ
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    Another inaccuracy is the portrayal of Harry Hook as a sluggard and shirker. Hook was a said to be a model soldier.

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  • KRJ
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    Pedantic. I had to look that up.

    But anyway, I did a little reading and discovered some inaccuracies. Like tall and middle-aged Nigel Green as Colour Sergeant Bourne, OBE DCM. Frank Bourne was 5'6" tall and was 24-years-old at the time of the battle. Still, I don't think something like that takes away from the story of valor.

    Interesting to me is that Frank Bourne died at age 91 in 1945. He was the last survivor of the battle.

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  • BELGRAVE
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    An excellent film despite being historically inaccurate;- but then so many historical films are for the pedantic.
    The "prequel"" Zulu Dawn is better in this regard.

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  • Massena
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    I first saw it with my eldest brother when it came out in 1964. Excellent movie.

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  • KRJ
    started a topic ZULU!

    ZULU!

    Tonight’s feature is ZULU! A great film about brave men. Brave men on both sides.
    Last edited by KRJ; 01 Nov 18, 20:17.

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