Film Zulu: Colour Sergeant Bourne: It's a miracle. Lieutenant John Chard: If it's a miracle, Colour Sergeant, it's a short chamber Boxer Henry point 45 caliber miracle. Colour Sergeant Bourne: And a bayonet, sir, with some guts behind it.
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Subject: Is it known how many people were in the hospital. Sat Oct 27, 2012 3:52 pm
How many died in the hospital due to the fire, or were they all killed prior to the hospital being fired by the Zulu's. In then film Zulu, Chard asks Bromhead who were the men in the Hospital, Bromhead didn't know. Is it possible that there were more inside then known about.
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Subject: Re: Is it known how many people were in the hospital. Sat Oct 27, 2012 7:59 pm
There were about thirty patients in the hospital when it was attacked. The majority were capable of bearing arms to some extent and apparently, most took up posts on the ramparts and the loopholes in the hospital walls, but Sergeant Maxfield and Private James Jenkins, being the most serious cases, were essentially bedridden and unable to contribute to the defence in any way.
Subject: Re: Is it known how many people were in the hospital. Mon Dec 10, 2012 4:56 pm
There were only 12 patients,really unfit:
MAXFIELD, MAYER, BECKETT, HORRIGAN, JENKINS, HOWARD CONNOLLY, ADAMS, GREEN, HUNTER, LEWIS and THE AFRICAN behalf unknown