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History Buffs: Zulu Dawn   History and Archaeology

Started 30-Aug by Gonghis (GonghisKhan); 198 views.

History Buffs: Zulu

Zulu Dawn is a 1979 American adventure war film about the historical Battle of Isandlwana between British and Zulu forces in 1879 in South Africa. The screenplay was by Cy Endfield, from his book, and Anthony Storey. The film was directed by Douglas Hickox.

The score was composed by Elmer Bernstein.

History Buffs 4 Jul 2015
First ever episode of History Buffs. A film review show dedicated only to reviewing Historical movies


Thanks for the info - but since that time  think a few of the warriors moved to the West !!



From: Harold27Z


About 1% of the Redcoats survived the 1879  battle of Isandlewana.

The main salt in the wounds embarassment was caused 41 years earlier: 1838-12-16 and is commemorated as the "Day of the Vow". 

Basically 500 Boers (mostly women and children),  with inferior unreliable rifles compared to the Redcoats, were surrounded by 12,000 suntan savages.

3000 Zulus contaminated the Nkome river with their red liquid.  The remaining battle-trained veterans fled for their lives.

Unfortuntely 1 Boer managed to get scratches and bruises on one hand. His sad injuries remain a mystery.

There were no other Boer injuries.  Contrast the 2 different outcomes.  1% Redcoat survival against 1 petty Boer injury.

The Boers had made a Vow with God who protected them.  Zulus reported seeing the Boer wagons protected by White angels (invisible to the Boers).  The circle of 68 wagons contained hundreds of horses and cattle who remained calm despite the savage stink and noise and smoke.

Very interesting part of African history, no one wants to talk about or bring it up or learn in schools.


From: Harold27Z


A few months ago, the head of the state, said the Boers "murdered the Zulus" but forgot to clarify who attacked and who acted in self-defence.

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From: AuntBetsie


Are citizens allowed to being these historical facts up to everyone to read??