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Film Zulu quote: Reverend Otto Witt: One thousand British soldiers have been massacred. While I stood here talking peace, a war has started.
 
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PostSubject: Can anybody translate.   Can anybody translate. EmptyWed Feb 23, 2011 9:14 pm

I have always wanted to know what the Zulu Warrior's are saying in their song "The Warriors Chant" from the film Zulu. (It’s a long shot but can anybody roughly translate)

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I have wondered what they are saying. At the Battle of the Alamo, the Mexican Army' chanted a song relating to the taking of no prisoners.
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In broad outline its a song of praise, its sung as a mark of respect to an oponent deamed worthy through combat. For a litteral translation Ken is probably the guy.
Been a while since Ive heard it, still sends shivers down the spine. Pity its fiction.

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still sends shivers down the spine
Still all the time they way singing, it meant you was alive for a bit longer. But thanks for the over-view springbok.
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PostSubject: can anybody translate    Can anybody translate. EmptyThu Feb 24, 2011 11:51 pm

Hi Springbok.
I'm with you , it still sends the old shivers down the spine . I dont think it matters how many times you've seen it either !.
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