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    That's a very specific question. Er ... I haven't counted!

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    As it was the 24th (The 2nd Warwickshire) Regiment of Foot there were probably more brummies fighting than Welshmen. That said a superb film and in my top ten all time favourites...no idea how many times the RE are mentioned. If you find out please let us know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard_in_wales View Post
    As it was the 24th (The 2nd Warwickshire) Regiment of Foot there were probably more brummies fighting than Welshmen. That said a superb film and in my top ten all time favourites...no idea how many times the RE are mentioned. If you find out please let us know.
    The regiments got merged and moved around over the years. The South Wales Borderers museum in Brecon holds most of the VCs awarded as well as a lot of other information about the Rorke's Drift action

    Steve

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jenko49 View Post
    Can anyone tell me?

    How many times are the 'Royal Engineers' mentioned throughout the whole film?

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    Jenko
    Gosh! Another excuse to watch Zulu. Although with all that great acting and visual splendour, I just may get distracted from the task in hand. Just have to keep watching over and over.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Crook View Post
    The regiments got merged and moved around over the years. The South Wales Borderers museum in Brecon holds most of the VCs awarded as well as a lot of other information about the Rorke's Drift action

    Steve
    After the battle though. I'm only a few miles from the museum very good it is too, I've taken many a yank and some English there over the years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard_in_wales View Post
    As it was the 24th (The 2nd Warwickshire) Regiment of Foot there were probably more brummies fighting than Welshmen. That said a superb film and in my top ten all time favourites...no idea how many times the RE are mentioned. If you find out please let us know.
    I came across a list of those awarded the VC for the battle of Rorke's Drift and only two were born in Wales.

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    You never need an excuse to watch Zulu ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by didi-5 View Post
    You never need an excuse to watch Zulu ...
    What he said :) My youngest grandson is three and loves it.

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    The Antiques Road Trip featured one of the experts going into the South Wales Borderers Museum, handling a Martini Henry rifle with a 22inch bayonet fixed and later holding the VCs of Henry Hook and Gonville Bromhead. It's 20 minutes into the programme.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode..._3_Episode_30/



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    I watched Antique Road Trip. The interlude were David Harper holds the Victoria Crosses of Chard and Bromhead from Roarke's drift, brought a tear to my eye. David's hands were shaking he was so overcome. Wonderful moment.

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    I dont trust anyone who dosent like Zulu.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ayrshireman View Post
    I dont trust anyone who dosent like Zulu.
    Well said that man!

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    Ian Knight's research must be inaccurate as he doesn't list a Private Orlov in his books.!B4LY1LwEGk~$(KGrHqV,!jkEybNVQU-fBMo4cWVBUg~~_3.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by Freddy View Post
    The Antiques Road Trip featured one of the experts going into the South Wales Borderers Museum, handling a Martini Henry rifle with a 22inch bayonet fixed and later holding the VCs of Henry Hook and Gonville Bromhead. It's 20 minutes into the programme.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode..._3_Episode_30/
    Did they only show two of them? The regiment holds all 16 won at Rorke's Drift. The ones usually on display are replicas. The real ones are too valuable to display.

    Steve

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    50th anniversary of classic war film - http://www.itv.com/news/anglia/2014-...ssic-war-film/

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    It was actually filmed in 1963, not 1964.

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    Quote Originally Posted by darrenburnfan View Post
    It was actually filmed in 1963, not 1964.
    It's usual to refer to a title by the year in which it was first released to the public. Especially nowadays when a film can spend years in post-production while they do all of the CGI effects

    Steve

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    Going on from the posting #75, more extended BBC feature here dated today, Tuesday 10th June 2014

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-27762901

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick C View Post
    Going on from the posting #75, more extended BBC feature here dated today, Tuesday 10th June 2014

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-27762901
    It was mentioned on "Today" on Radio 4 this morning. By my interest rapidly waned when they described it as the true story of the battle.
    Bloomin' journalists. They know nothing and never bother to research things properly

    Steve

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Crook View Post
    Bloomin' journalists. They know nothing and never bother to research things properly

    Steve
    It was ever thus, but it's getting worse.

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