ZULU - SPE8018
THE SUPREME SPECTACLE THAT HAD COME THUNDERING OUT OF THE MOST THRILLING CONTINENT!
An army of 4000 Zulu warriors have already decimated a huge British garrison: now they are on their way to the much smaller Rorke's Drift. Royal Engineer officer Stanley Baker is determined to stand his ground, despite having only a skeleton garrison at his command. His steamroller tactics are constantly at odds with those of by-the-book lieutenant Michael Caine, who feels that a retreat is called for, but it becomes clear that if the garrison is to survive, they'd better pay heed to Baker. Jack Hawkins and Ulla Jacobson are also on hand as an idealistic missionary and his somewhat more pragmatic daughter. Richard Burton provides the narration for Zulu, closing the film with the observation that 11 of the 1344 Victoria Crosses awarded since 1856 were bestowed upon the survivors of Rouke's Drift.