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Zulu, if I’m honest, is one of my favourite movies of all time. The 1964 film depicting the Battle of Rorke’s Drift is now rightly thought of as a classic. Who could forget Michael Caine as the posh officer, Lieutenant Gonville Bromhead or Stanley Baker as the pragmatic engineer officer, Lieutenant John Chard and Nigel Green as the calm Colour Sgt Bourne. The film was beautifully shot and the soundtrack evoked all the splendor of Southern Africa. While the film was a box office and critical success, it did have a number of historical flaws in it. Now normally, I’m not the sort of person who sits in the cinema picking holes in movies but some of the flaws in Zulu are quite major and unfair to some of the participants

A Welsh Regiment?

In the movie, the 24th Regiment of Foot described as a Welsh Regiment. A famous scene…

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