This documentary from the History of Warfare series examines the efforts of the 19th century British Empire to tighten its grip on the southern region of Africa. With clips from ZULU DAWN, reenactments, and photographs, this film recreates the bloody battles in striking detail.
The military campaign in Zululand in 1879 marked the beginning of Imperial Britain's attempt to consolidate its control over southern Africa. The Zulu Wars were some of the bloodiest of the African colonial wars. Its two most famous battles, the dreadful slaughter at Isandlwana and the heroic defense of Rorke's Drift, still hold an enduring fascination for enthusiasts of military history. This DVD uses film footage from the movie Zulu Dawn— along with expertly filmed reconstructions and reenactments plus dramatized eyewitness accounts, original period photographs, and computer generated graphics—to tell the true story of the war against the Zulus. This is an epic story and a momentous chapter in military history.
Great Britain |