= ZULU DAWN --- War drama set in Natal, South Africa in 1879. Deals with the colonial British army's massive defeat in the Battle of Isandhlwana where they were massacred by the Zulu Nation warrior army lead by Chief Cetswaylo. Even with it obviously being presented from the European perspective they kept it more realistic in how the British (yes greatly outnumbered) with their guns and munitions were no match for the spear & shield-wielding Zulus in this conflict. Well-constructed battle scenes using real extras (no cgi, made in 1979) show some breathtaking sequences and shots of the Africa landscape. Co-starring Peter O'Toole, Burt Lancaster and Bob Hoskins.