Two Lieutenants, Chard of Engineers (Baker) and cavalry man Bromhead (Caine), find that their 140 man contingent in Natal has been isolated by the destruction of the main British Army column and that 4,000 Zulu warriors will descend on them in hours. Each has a different military background in tactics and they are immediatly in conflict on how to prepare for the attack. With nearly a third of their tiny force in the infirmary, the Welsh company must find someway to survive with no help in sight. Based on a true story.
Cast: Michael Caine, Stanley Baker, Jack Hawkins, Ulla Jacobsson
Director: Cy Enfield
Rating: PG Parental Guidance Recommended