The Corner


We — the whole family — watched the fine old (1964) Stanley Baker /

Michael Caine movie ZULU. I had been promising it to my son for weeks,

since the Rorke’s Drift anniversary. I had told him the story, and read him

excerpts from VDH’s book.

In order to show the kids the movie, I had to buy the DVD from Amazon. None

of my local video-rental stores stocked it. I am mildly curious about this.

Is it political correctness? (At the climax of the movie, a single

company-size unit of British soldiers mows down a Zulu impi by sheer

superiority of firing discipline.) Or is this just a movie no-one wants to

rent? Any reports from readers in other parts of the country will be read

with interest.

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