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At eZungeni, Zulu War of 1879" original painting by Hermanus Willem Koekkoek (1869-1929) (Isandula Collection)
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PostSubject: Showing the film to HM Forces   Thu Oct 25, 2018 11:13 am

I have been discussing matters AZW on our local Aldershot History Facebook group. Someone recalled Zulu being shown at the garrison cinema in the Royal Engineers Training Battalion barracks at Southwood Camp back in the sixties. He remembered it brought the house down when Richard Burton announced the Chard VC at the end - the cheering went on and on. I can just imagine it. I can't recall hearing very much about HM Forces reaction to the film. Incidentally, a lady in the group is claiming she is a relation of "that character in the film played by Stanley Baker". I am hoping to find out more!

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PostSubject: Showing the film to HM Forces    Thu Oct 25, 2018 12:05 pm

Hi Steve
Several years ago I was made aware of a survey conducted in the British Armed Forces of the day , they were polled on their best 10 war movies of all time , by whom I can't remember , and who mentioned it to me I can't be sure either , possibly it was Ian Knight ? , anyway, the movie Zulu made the top 10 , not sure where .. no 5 or 8 rings a bell ? .
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