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Zulu Dawn

starring Burt Lancaster

In January 1879, arrogant officials of the British colony of Natal, Africa, issued a list of unauthorized ultimatums to the Zulu Nation. When the Zulu King refused their demands, the Empire declared war. In a series of grave tactical blunders, a garrison of 1,500 British soldiers faced an army of 25,000 enraged Zulu warriors in what would become the most horrifying disaster in British military history.