02 June 2017

Zulu history and movies

Rico's friend Kelley, sharing Rico's love of British military history, forwards this about the Zulu wars:

The movie, starring Michael Caine:

Part of the transcript of a radio interview with Lieutenant Colonel Frank Bourne, who fought at the Battle of Rorke's Drift on 22/23 January 1879. The transcript of the interview was published in the Listener magazine on 30 December 1936:

The best 'stiff upper lip' line ever:

Rico says it's still the worst military defeat for the Brits until Dunkirk...

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