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ZULU (1964)

Zulu depicts the true story of the Battle of Rorke's Drift between the British Army and the Zulus in January 1879, during the Anglo-Zulu War. 150 British soldiers, 30 of whom were sick and wounded patients in a field hospital, successfully held off a force of 4,000 Zulu warriors.

In 1879, the Zulu nation hands colonial British forces a resounding defeat in battle. A nearby regiment of the British Army takes over a station run by a missionary (Jack Hawkins) and his daughter (Ulla Jacobsson) as a supply depot and hospital under the command of Lieutenant John Chard (Stanley Baker) and his subordinate Gonville Bromhead (Michael Caine). Unable to abandon their wounded soldiers even in dire circumstances, the regiment defend their station against the Zulu warriors. Director: Cy Endfield. Narrator: Richard Burton. Cast: Stanley Baker, Jack Hawkins, Ulla Jacobsson, James Booth and Michael Caine.