Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|The History of Warfare Rorke's Drift 1879 - Against All Odds|
Actor: Hu Pryce
Zulu War pseudo-documentary
Seen Them All | SoCal Desert | 12/05/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Short documentary film of the battle of Roarke's Drift in Natal, South Africa where a small force (less than 150 men) defended a mission station against an estimated 4000 Zulu's. 11 Victoria Cross Medals were awarded for heroism (the British equivalent of the USA Medal of Honor). The film is factual and good quality. What I found annoying was the way several of the participants (played by actors) in the battle were "interviewed". I much prefer the documentaries produced by "The History Channel". Overall an OK film and worth watching but in my opinion there are much better films on the market....FYI..if you want to read a really good book on the battle, read "LIKE WOLVES ON THE FOLD, THE DEFENSE OF ROARKE'S DRIFT" BY Col. Mike Snook. (also read "HOW CAN A MAN DIE BETTER" about the previous day's battle at Isandlwana, also by Col. Snook."