You know about that. The British retreated in disarray, and the victorious Zulus marched forward to menace the borders of British South Africa, only to be stopped heroically at Rorke’s Drift. Just us." Eleven of these were won by the defenders of the mission station at Rorke's Drift, … It is difficult to accept the fact that the loves of our lives can also possess awful, sometimes dangerous qualities. Nobody else. Everybody has a story, and they’re all fascinating. The Zulu were given an enormous amount of credit in it, I thought. Blacklisted by Hollywood in the Red-baiting Fifties because of alleged communist sympathies, he found refuge in the United Kingdom. Yet Zulu thankfully avoids taking sides in this moral morass. Watch all of President Donald Trump's rally in West Columbia, SC on June 26, 2018. The  African National Congress was a banned organisation and Nelson Mandela on trial for treason. The Zulus finally withdraw, but not before delivering a haunting song in tribute to the courage of the Britons. "Don't you throw those bloody spears at me! Fear means not knowing how to approach something of interest. Wives sometimes turn into someone else throughout the course of their marriages. Playing Bromhead, one of the two lieutenants who commanded the Rorke’s Drift defence, shot the then little-known Caine into the big time. When the news of both battles reached Britain, national celebration of the smaller victory was cynically used to dilute the bigger catastrophe, an attempted cover-up worthy of government spin-doctors a century and more later. TUCKER CARLSON, FOX NEWS: It's been obvious for decades now that the Biden family has gotten rich from selling influence abroad. Richard Burton’s voice thundered out the narration. and you stood by me through changes,and you have never left me alone, we've seen good and bad years,but we're still here. and the Zulu's just like "nah, it was fine, no bothers, it was just a thing of its time". But war, we  conclude, is always terrible, an evil — if sometimes a necessary one. One of the many memorable battle scenes as the hopelessly outnumbered British take on wave after wave of Zulu warriors. But this was typical of the times. The Egyptian theater in LA had a Caine series in the late 90s, he couldn't attend any of the screenings but agreed to be filmed for an interview. Lt Bromhead (Caine) tends to an injured Lt Chard (Stanley Baker) in another memorable scene. Stanley Baker commands a group of British soldiers. It’s the leftist’s demand for ideological uniformity that’s creating his avenue to success by breaking from the pack. Presumably they were comfort-able with the notion of a film in which a minority of white men held out against an overwhelming number of blacks. We’re kind of a poster child for that, [with] what we’re trying to accomplish here. This is a delightful book of humorous stories and hard-won wisdom. To enlighten them, Endfield put on the screening of a Western out there in the remote Drakensberg Mountains. Everyone would agree that at the Internet Watch Foundation (IWF) we’re doing important work every day. They had booze they had cigs, they had the promise of girls if not any actual girls. On We Are Who We Are Season 1 Episode 2, Caitlin left the compound and dressed up in baggy clothing, but Fraser continued his pursuit of her. Gauls? But, please, movie-makers, don’t try to update it. No pleasure in killing. Yet Baker and Endfield’s film is the exact opposite. On the double! More specifically, his favorite scenes are all of the Zulu soldiers'. I need this wedding song that goes like this ..chorus: That was years ago, but we're still here, We've walk side by side together, through the laughter and the tears. Pedants point out that some of the rifles are the wrong vintage or the wrong make. Translation Find a translation for this quote in other languages: Select another language: - Select - Actually, all I know about the practice is that in 1965, as a Trainee Undergoing Recruit Disciple at MCRD San Diego, I started reciting a line from the movie Zulu (an film account of a 1879 battle between 100 British troops … A bigger discrepancy is the absence of gore. The outcome never changes, but its impact is never dulled as wave after wave of black warriors heroically hurl themselves at barricades manned just as heroically by white men in scarlet tunics and gleaming white pith helmets. Zulu has the power to grip our attention because it is timeless in theme, look and style — which makes it even more of a surprise that it is half a century old and this month celebrates its 50th birthday. Ready, aim, fire! Here's the Tender Coming, the third album by English folk group the Unthanks, and the first under The Unthanks moniker, was released in the United Kingdom on 14 September 2009 and in North America on 23 March 2010. And there is a price to pay for the victors as well as the defeated. Just because we use cheats doesn't mean we're not smart I don't see what anyone can see in anyone else but you You are always tryin' to keep it real I'm in love with how you feel I don't see what anyone can see in anyone else but you We both have shiny, happy fits of rage You want more fans, I want more stage This may seem like it comes from the Dads thread, but it's apropos here. Play it now. One private soldier, Henry Hook, is depicted as a malingerer and a drunk who finally comes good and does his duty — a dramatic device invented for the screenplay. His 27 years in prison had just begun. It has not dated or tired or lost its potency — which is all the more remarkable given that it is the  product of an era almost unrecognisable now, as the circumstances in which it was made demonstrate. Newer », This thread has been archived and is closed to new comments. Re Philip-random's link: I am confusing the Reverend Witt with Padre Smith, who was the one who distributed ammunition during the battle. The lyrics I do know go like this: Takin' a jet ride to paradise, to see my baby, stars so bright, jammin' to the beat, Bermuda time" I hear it often in early 2000's. MetaFilter is a weblog that anyone can contribute a link or a comment to. For 99.99 percent of the people in the world, no one will hear their stories, but they’re just as important as everyone else’s. I recently re-watched the movie Gladiator, and I was struck how the Barbarians in the beginning (Visigoths? Though the outside world voiced disapproval of apartheid, it had not yet made South Africa the pariah state it would soon become, boycotted and out-of-bounds. Doug Ducey CONFIRMS he ignored Trump's phone call during a press conference to certify the state's vote for Joe Biden, Ivanka Trump is deposed by the DC Attorney General as part of lawsuit accusing Trump's inaugural committee of pocketing cash from his 2017 inauguration by inflating cost of hiring his hotel, Pelosi and Mitch McConnell rush to vote through Defense bill in face of Trump's threat to veto it unless it ALSO terminates internet giants' Section 230 protectionÂ, 'Dave's a hypocrite!' Vol. NPR's Michel Martin speaks with activist Frank Nitty about Friday's March on Washington and the activist's 25-day walk from Milwaukee to get there. This festive season is no exception. I want to find the song of which I dont know all the lyrics or artist. Just us. An Open Letter to Shitty Husbands, Vol. andrew miller 21 November 2020 Reply. An excuse was invented to invade Zululand and an easy victory expected. As the smoke of guns disperses over the final battle scene, the British soldiers stare in horror at the piled-up bodies of Zulu around their sand-bagged last redoubt. 6. Published: 19:57 EST, 1 January 2014 | Updated: 00:34 EST, 2 January 2014. The idea that one day he would be his country’s leader and the world’s inspiration was unthinkable. On this day 132 years ago the two of the most memorable actions of the Zulu war took place The Battle of Isandlwana and the Battle of Rorke's Drift. Yes, there were riots, yes there were riots all over the place they were hiding it from the American public and they had to admit it and now we're in the 2020 election cycle here … It avoids self-righteous, self-serving politics and pays pure and simple tribute to human endeavour. Rate this quote: (0.00 / 0 votes) 90 Views. That message makes it as moving and thought-provoking now as it was when first released five decades ago. I've always divorced the film from history or politics and focused on the core plot: The vastly outnumbered group defending a post against an overwhelming force. But Zulu itself stuck resolutely to its historical integrity, one of the last blockbusters of its kind to dare to exclude American stars from what was essentially a British story. This in itself was noteworthy. "Because we're here, lad. Men doing their duty, facing death because that’s their job. Guy appears on the horizon accompanied by tens of thousands of others. But last Sunday, January 22, marked the 133rd anniversary of the Defense of Rorke's Drift and the … No one teaches us that the key to sustaining love and happiness isn’t taking. The moment that, for me, elevates it into a different dimension is when a young British soldier stares open-mouthed at the huge enemy  army encircling Rorke’s Drift. Because we're here, lad. 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But 1,300 men of the first column to enter were cut to pieces at Isandlwana. Just us. I seriously thought the anniversary was January 29th. It helped that director Cy Endfield had been forced out of his American homeland. I remember being very impressed with the line dancing native girls. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the film, This is one of my father's favorite movies - but he digs the Zulu warriors rather than the English. Men don’t like it because the person they married is gone. "Because we're here, lad. Join 6,459 readers in helping fund MetaFilter. 10. Just us. Because we're here, lad. 9. 'There’s nobody else really growing oysters on the east coast of Florida,' says owner. They’re not going to … They are not triumphant but appalled at the ‘butcher’s yard’ — as Lt Chard (Stanley Baker) puts it — which they have inflicted. The Zulus’ final haunting song saluting ‘fellow braves’ did not  happen, any more than a stirring rendition of Men Of Harlech sounded out in wonderful Welsh baritones from the barricades. I love the film because it allows a white, British, upper-middle class man like me to be a hero, for once in a movie (after 1940, and not written by Shakespeare...). Ridin' Low Lyrics: Here we go again / As I proceed to get my cruise on / You and I alone on our own / As we gon' to the top of the mountain by the water fountain gettin' it on / And we ain't leaving I love this movie as well, and enjoy the "prequel". Bodies lie intact despite the bone-crunching, stomach-churning effect of bullets and bayonets. Mr Hall's book, Zulu: With Some Guts Behind it, has been out of print for ages and fetches in three figures. He didn't want players who had bright blue eyes because they couldn't see well in the sun. I signed an order to restore the pensions and healthcare benefits promise to workers in Wisconsin, Ohio, and Michigan. Surprisingly perhaps, the South African government showed no qualms at allowing film-makers with such liberal credentials into their own backyard. End of the film. Farm Heroes Saga, the #4 Game on iTunes. Following on from the posting of the main part of the Zulu army painted up so far (I managed to find a few more in another box that I had missed) its time I posted the British painted so far. Your self-care is your responsibility, nobody else’s. If you’re a leftist, don’t get mad at Rogan because he’s doing well. I rather liked the interview with the Zulu politician and leader who played Cetshwayo - the interviewer keeps on bringing it back to 'but isn't it awfully racist?' It tells us that we can and should loathe war on principle, but still salute those we send to fight on our behalf. This is more than black and white; Southern Africa could have been anyone's; the English made it just over Zulu and Dutch, had Rorke's Drift been different, Africa would be, maybe for the better - then again maybe not. I started to join the group. In a pandemic, we’re almost even with where we were before the pandemic started, and nobody would have said that was possible — nobody at all. Nobody else.’. Colour Sgt. Alphonse-Marie-Adolphe de Neuville (1835–1885) I am not sure how it escaped me. My family fought in the South African wars (and later against the Irish in Ireland). No wonder this was a film the South African government made sure its black population would never get to see for themselves. We are no longer accepting comments on this article. There are three soldiers who fought at Rorke's Drift in our village cemetary - two were buried in pauper's graves. The newest title from FPR Books is Real Characters: A Tip of the Hat to Nonconformity by David Lyle Jeffrey. That’s the bulk of what we do, remove images that are re … A few years after Zulu, this restraint came off when Sam Peckinpah’s The Wild Bunch (1969) deliberately introduced more realism into cinematic slaughter. October 23, 2014 7:17 PM Subscribe. Here is the original interview as it ran in aquaCORPS Journal #5 BENT JAN93 Making The Grade: Interview With Commercial Mixed gas Pioneer Lad Handelman Growing up in Mt. Well here it is the first post, and what better day start the blog but on the 22nd of January. His is the authentic voice of  soldiering through the centuries — as true today for our troops in Afghanistan as it was for Queen Victoria’s footsoldiers. The situation looks hopeless, and death — skewered agonisingly in the dust — a certainty. It was Folk Album of the Year for Mojo and received four-starred reviews from The Observer and The … Joe Biden held a series of high level jobs in the U.S. government. The cobwebs show only in the opening credit that reads: ‘And introducing Michael Caine.’. Nobody else. Indifference is the desire to avoid. If anything, we’re better. Romance can make us blind to all the signs that we're in a bad relationship. In the hundred years since the Victoria Cross was created for valour and extreme courage beyond that normally expected of the British soldier in face of the enemy only 1344 have been awarded. Even if we don’t find the victim, we’re removing hundreds, if not thousands, of images that would otherwise still be online. A typical weblog is one person posting their thoughts on the unique things they find on the web. Instead, this paragon of British backbone — played incomparably by Nigel Green — says calmly: ‘Because we’re here, lad. 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