Battle of Rorke’s Drift (Anglo-Zulu War) war movies
Battle of Rorke’s Drift (Anglo-Zulu War) war movies

Battle of Rorke’s Drift 22 January 1879

Anglo-Zulu War

One fo the most famous battles of 19th century - during the British invasion of Zulu Empire in Battle of Isandlwana whole British column was wiped out and the Zulu leaders decided to act fast and the unit of 4000 Zulus was sent to attack the small mission station called Rorke’s Drift, where small British garrison was stationed. The station was not prepared for defence, but the two officers Lt. John Chard and Lt. Gonville Bromhead in charge of about 150 soldiers, prepared their forces for siege. The siege lasted over 24 hours during which Zulus made numerous attempts to wipe out all of the defenders, but due bravery and perseverance of British all the assaults were repelled. After losing about 800 men (killed and wounded) Zulus have retreated from Rorke’s Drift. The legend has that it was due to firm defence Zulu commander decided he can not win, but in fact it was more likely due to arrival of British relief column at Rorke’s Drift.


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War movies about Battle of Rorke’s Drift

Zulu 1964 war movie

Zulu (1964)

British soldiers in the secluded outpost in the middle of Africa have to face the army of Zulus.



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