Thursday, November 10, 2011

A Movie for the Holidays

One of my favorite holiday traditions is watching the great movie “Zulu” starring Stanley Baker and Michael Cain. For me, the movie also stars the Webley Mk VI revolver and the 577-450 Martini Henry rifle. The movie has some historical and other flaws, but, it’s great entertainment. There are a few Long Lees in the rifle line and of course the Mk Vi was not introduced until 1915! Almost 40 years after the battle of Rourke’s Drift. The movie is a great tribute to the honor and courage of Victorian soldiers. It would never be made in the politically correct world today.

Sir Stanley Baker as Lt John Chard

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