Funfun

Mon Apr 29, 2019, 01:24 AM

Top movies.

Leadership.

4 replies, 99 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 4 replies Author Time Post
Reply Top movies. (Original post)
outside Apr 29 OP
New Deal Democrat Apr 29 #1
imwithfred Apr 29 #2
Bob the Bilderberger Apr 29 #3
Cynical Apr 29 #4

Response to outside (Original post)

Mon Apr 29, 2019, 03:26 AM

1. Zulu!

A great flick.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to outside (Original post)

Mon Apr 29, 2019, 07:10 AM

2. Yeah, "Zulu."

I've watched it several times.

However, there's one part that's not credible to me.

The Africans killed a lot of redcoats and stole their guns.

And then shortly thereafter they used those guns on other redcoats, the ones in this movie.

Now, I must ask. How would it have been possible for pre-Stone Age warriors to master the techniques of handling sophisticated weaponry without a long period of illumination and training?

And then they enjoyed unlimited ammunition. Where'd that come from?

The movie's great, but that spoils its credibility.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to imwithfred (Reply #2)

Mon Apr 29, 2019, 09:53 AM

3. Misguided Christian missionaries

is most likely the reason.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to imwithfred (Reply #2)

Mon Apr 29, 2019, 11:25 AM

4. It's a movie, not a documentry

However there were some Zulu's who were armed with guns, but not the Martini Henry rifles depicted in the movie.

The Martini Henry is not "sophisticated weaponry", while a fine rifle for the period, it is also a very simple firearm to operate: drop lever, insert bullet, close lever, pull trigger and repeat.

As for "unlimited ammunition", if you are referring to the British, that is because they had 20,000 rounds at the start of the battle. Rorke's Drift was a small supply depot, hence the 20,000 rounds of ammunition and all the mealie bags & biscuit boxes used to form the barricades. The British had 900 rounds remaining when the battle was over.

Link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Rorke%27s_Drift


Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Funfun