During the first fifteen minutes or a long scene of zulus dancing; massive zulu women dancing topless. Large number of topless female zulus at mass wedding ceremony. After topless woman in white ropes, runs across the front of the screen; is the last zulu woman nudity scene. The nudity is non-sexual in nature and is really nothing to worry about
A British Soldier grabs a white woman and says to her: “how about a kiss.” He barely rips the top of her dress but you see no flesh.


Film review:Translated by www.rabudo-ru.com


Recently, I have seen many old films of Sir Michael Caine and intend to be a loyal brain powder of my grandfather. Therefore, it seems unreasonable not to say a word or two about the film produced by my grandfather who introduced 31 flowers that year. Although he doesn’t know what the secret is, he is not willing to talk deeply about the context of being involved in the film.

MC was 31 years old when he took over the role of Lt. Gonville Bromhead, which was similar to Bromhead’s age (33 years old) when he participated in the war of Rorke’s drift. There is no similarity in their appearance. However, I have to admit that Bromhead played by MC surprised me at the first time. His clear voice like cold jade, his reserved, elegant and polite manners, his ironic but not offensive speech and smile, as well as blue eyes and golden hair, his slender and slightly slender figure, his jumping posture when running, and his straight body, A man carefully honest in his beliefs… Just as Chad noticed him from the beginning, I don’t think no audience will notice him. In history, when Chad wrote the war report to his superiors and Queen Victoria, he was full of praise for Bromhead. Of course, the theme of praise was his outstanding completion of the duties of deputy commander, his bravery, advice and selfless assistance to Chad in battle; In the film, we will see the loving interaction between the two people continue from beginning to end. The kind of warm, fire, focus and impetuous dark competition is completely British gentlemanly, and the most beloved is the cooperation in difficulties and dangers.

When it comes to no spoilers, there’s nothing to spoilers. Turn over the entries of Anglo Zulu War and battle of Rorke’s drift on the Wiki to get a general understanding of the background and main content of the film. Look at the several reports of Chad and get a detailed understanding of the specific battle process. So I won’t elaborate on the plot, just talk casually and gossip.

1. The magical performance of the British army in World War I of Rorke’s drift is first attributed to the advanced weapons. Maybe it is the idea of most people? Compared with the primitive and crude cold weapons of the uncivilized indigenous peoples, firearms have inherent advantages. Interestingly, the Chinese and British forces of battle of isandlwana were also equipped with Martini Henry MKII rifles, but 1300 people were killed. In addition to poor tactics and poor number of people, MKII is also one of the factors to be blamed. The hot climate in South Africa makes its mechanical devices easy to overheat and block after overload use, and it is difficult to realize repeated loading. The reason is the fragile structure of rolled brass cartridge and the dirt of black powder booster. Later, some parts were improved in view of this disadvantage, For example, stronger drawn brass and a longer loading lever are used.

2. In the battle of Rorke’s drift, the MKII rifle used by the British army of the 24th regiment was not equipped with the standard p1876 stab, but the outdated p1853. This is also shown in the film. Also, the sharp eyed tube identified that Ducky Owen used a Mk IV instead of the Mk II at that time. Mk IV has not yet come out.

3. Bromhead suffered from severe deafness (which may have developed gradually during his service), which limited his military career. Although he was appointed as a second lieutenant on April 20, 1867, he was not promoted to lieutenant until October 28, 1871. It was this delayed promotion history that made him subordinate to char in the battle of Rorke’s drift and became a deputy, The latter was promoted to lieutenant on July 15, 1868, more than three years and three months earlier than Bromhead (it is said in the film that Chad became the commanding officer of battle of Rorke’s drive because he was appointed three months earlier than Bromhead, which is undoubtedly inconsistent with the fact).

4. In the film, Bromhead accepted himself as a deputy very quickly and obeyed orders very much. He never tried to challenge chard’s authority. In history, he was born into a military aristocratic family with a strong family military tradition, which continues to this day. His three brothers are also in the army. The eldest brother participated in the Crimean War and died early. The second and third are Colonel bath knights. The second and third inherit the title, and the third is in the 24th regiment. In the film, Bromhead once mentioned to Chad that “his father participated in the battle of Waterloo and his great grandfather fought the battle of Quebec with general Wolff”. His father Sir Edmund Gonville Bromhead did participate in the valhallen expedition, the peninsula war and the battle of Waterloo. The gold medal won in the battle of badachos remains in his family, There are also descriptions of his father’s fame and heroic deeds in the series of historical novels reflecting the era of the Napoleonic War. As for whether his great grandfather who participated in the battle of Quebec was actually a man, it is only found that Bromhead family did serve in the army near the time of the battle of Quebec. His grandfather participated in the North American Revolution and was promoted to lieutenant general in 1813. Bromhead himself went to the war of Rorke’s drift. It has been more than ten years since he was appointed as a second lieutenant at the age of 22 (the film says that he was appointed in May of 72, and Chad was appointed in February of the same year, which is undoubtedly a bug). Therefore, it is nothing to be calm and calm in the face of strong enemies visiting the fire line in this war. The film deliberately presents his “lively” temperament and aggravates his “recruit” side, just for dramatic effects, such as turning hook into an alcoholic and a loose man. In fact, hook is an alcoholic and undoubtedly an excellent soldier.

5. When yadendorf of Boer described the tactics of the Tauren array, when he said that the Tauren feint, attract the enemy and encircle the two wings, I thought of Hannibal’s crescent array used in the battle of Kannai in combination with the terrain and timing. Well, there is no subtlety or simplicity in the formation. If it is used properly and receives results, it is subtlety.

6. J.r.m.chard has two brothers. One served in the Royal flint regiment and participated in the war in Afghanistan. The other is a priest. Chad visited Queen Victoria three times. Shortly after he returned from Zulu, a sister died of illness, and the queen also sent condolences. The relationship looks good.

7. The intersection of Bromhead and chard is fateful. Both of them are famous for this battle in their lives and have been awarded VC at the same time, but this battle is also the peak of their military career and will not be surpassed in the future. Bromhead was promoted to major and chard to colonel. Both were unmarried for life and died in middle age. The former died of typhoid fever and the latter died of tongue cancer. Bromhead’s body was buried in today’s Pakistan and not in Britain. Chard lived with his pastor brother before his death, was taken care of by his brother after his illness, and was buried in his brother’s parish church after his death.

8. As for VC, 11 people were awarded the Victoria Cross, most of them were soldiers of the 24th regiment. The VC of soldiers of the 24th regiment, including Bromhead, was later stored in the South Wales frontier militia Museum (swbm). Char’s VC and Zulu War Medal 1879 became private collections and were once (1972-1976) owned by Stanley Baker, who played char in the film, until his death in 1976.

9. This film once again proves that the Royal Engineers have always been versatile. Lt. chard, who came to build the bridge, was suddenly ordered to become the commander of the battle of Roarke’s drive, and there was no weakness, fear and panic. All kinds of new recruits should be lucky for the British army. If he hadn’t cooperated with Bromhead, the war would be over.

10. Ideally, a company would be equipped with one captain and two lieutenants, but at the beginning of the war, many companies of the 24th regiment had only one officer (overseas service conditions were limited), such as company a and company g of the 1st battalion and companies a, B, C and e of the 2nd Battalion. As for company B of the 2nd Battalion, Captain Alfred Godwin Austen of Bromhead was injured in the 9th Cape frontier war and sent home, so there was only one officer left in company B. The eldest brother of Alfred Godwin Austen is Henry haversham Godwin Austen, director of Surveying and mapping of India, member of the Royal Society and member of the Royal geographic society. K2 (chogory peak) is named after him. He also served in the 24th regiment from 1851 to 1863. Then the two brothers and one brother were killed in the battle of isandlwana. Their father, Robert Alfred Cloyne Godwin Austen, is also a member of the Royal Society and a British geologist.

11. Generally speaking, this epic film reflecting the Zulu War can not be described as an epic. Of course, it shows the battle of Roarke’s drive, the most legendary and key British army in the Zulu War, but the atmosphere of the film is far from solemn and solemn. It can even be said that there are some comic elements, such as the verbal quarrel between two commanders on the battlefield, The priest was drunk and never forgot to preach against killing, and the strange attributes of all kinds of people in the British army. When the two armies were in a tense confrontation, they suddenly sang a song (the British Army sang men of Harlech). The rookie fell to the ground and was scolded. Hook still didn’t forget to steal wine when he left the burning room. Another soldier went to see his calf as soon as he stopped fighting. Finally, When Bromhead, who was disheartened, blond, fluffy and never lost his “color”, burst into a dying laughter and a careless look of “why don’t you come and kill me, come on, come on”, the Zulu people actually gave up fighting, indicating honor them, for their extreme galantry… Even when the British Army thought that the battle was over, the process of naming and counting casualties showed cold humor. Therefore, even if they saw some guilt and compassion caused by the stacked bodies of Zulu people in front of the British discharge tactics, they were scattered by the comic effect that jumped out from time to time, and the Three Outlooks were completely destroyed. The portrayal of the British army in this film is very perfect and vivid. On the contrary, although the presentation of the Zulu people is not vilified and belittled, it is still unearthly and flat. This may be due to their extremely limited understanding of the “barbarians”.

Finally, those interested in this film can also go to Zulu dawn and talk about Battle of isandlwana.

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