“Zulu Dawn” quotes

Movie Zulu Dawn
Title Zulu Dawn
Year 1979
Director Douglas Hickox
Genre Drama, History, War, Adventure
All actors – Burt Lancaster, Simon Ward, Denholm Elliott, Peter Vaughan, James Faulkner, Christopher Cazenove, Bob Hoskins, David Bradley, Paul Copley, Donald Pickering, Nicholas Clay, Phil Daniels
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  • “- Lt. Melvill: You didn't really have to choose between your country and the Zulu, did you?
    - Lt. Vereker: Um, and a damn close thing it was too.”

    James Faulkner - Lt. Melvill
    Simon Ward - Lt. Vereker
    [Tag:choice, country]
  • “I'll get you a medal for modesty, Private Williams, would you like that?”
    Bob Hoskins - C.S.M. Williams
  • “- Col. Hamilton-Brown: My men haven't eaten since yesterday and there won't be any supplies until I get them back to Isandhlwana.
    - Lord Chelmsford: Then they can start off now and you can join them when you've eaten.
    - Col. Hamilton-Brown: Kind of you, My Lord, but I don't think it would be proper for me to sit at your table, they with their...” (continue)
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    Nigel Davenport - Col. Hamilton-Brown
    Peter O'Toole - Lord Chelmsford
  • “- Zulu messenger: I bring greetings from your friends the British and from the great Lord Chelmsford.
    - Cetshwayo: And what do your masters say?
    - Zulu messenger: They are angry and send these demands. They say that you rule in old ways that are wrong; that you kill your people without trial.”

    Simon Sabela - Cetshwayo
  • “Well fought, gentlemen. It's time to save the colours.”

    Denholm Elliott - Col. Pulleine
  • “- Boy Pullen: You are afeared of the Zulus then, Quartermaster?
    - Q.S.M. Bloomfield: One Zulu is only one man... and I'm afeared of no one man... but the Zulu, they come in the thousands... like a black wave of death... in the thousands... and them assegais... stabbing!”

    Phil Daniels - Boy Pullen
    Peter Vaughan - Q.S.M. Bloomfield
    [Tag:death, fear]
  • “Cetshwayo's Zulu army to disband and the warriors permitted to return to their homes.”

    John Mills - Sir Henry Bartle Frere
    [Tag:agreement, army]
  • “- Lord Chelmsford: For a savage, as for a child, chastisement is sometimes a kindness.
    - Sir Henry Bartle Frere: Let us hope, General, that this will be the final solution to the Zulu problem.”

    Peter O'Toole - Lord Chelmsford
    John Mills - Sir Henry Bartle Frere
  • “We come here by the orders of the Great Queen Victoria, Queen of all Africa.”

    James Faulkner - Lt. Melvill
    [Tag:conquest, england]
  • Excuse me, my Lord, there's something I must convey to you. I rode along the track down to Rorke's Drift. The sky above is red with fire. Your orders my Lord? Do we move to the drift?”

    Michael Jayston - Col. Crealock
    [Tag:commanding, fire]
  • The Battle of Isandhlwana was recorded in history as the worst defeat ever inflicted on a modern army by native troops. In parliament, upon the downfall of his government, British Prime Minister, Benjamin Disraeli, asked the question: "Who are these Zulus, who are these remarkable people who defeat our generals, convert our bishops and who on... (continue)(continue reading)

    [Tag:defeat, people, war]