hi Dave .
I think you will find the makers of Zulu portrayed Hook as they did for " Artistic Licence " someone had to play a
lovable rogue and so it fell to " Hooky " ( James Booth ). Just unlucky I guess . As for looking at military records
I dont think it would or could have been done back in the 1960"s as the zulu war was hardly a stand out affair to
anyone back then, and more than likely there wasnt anyway of accessing or possibly even finding the records for
individuals and if so sorting them out would be an expensive time consuming task. Not like today where you press a
few buttons and you can access anything in the blink of an eye .