An Incredible Story
On 22 January 1879 at Isandlwana about 1200 British and Colonial troops armed with the latest weapons were killed by 20,000 Zulus with little more than spears. The next day a few hundred British soldiers held out against 4000 Zulus at Rorke’s Drift. Neither the British Government nor the Zulu king wanted the war which arose from local adventurism. As ever in war, ordinary people did some extraordinary things. It is indeed an incredible story.
Bandoola Productions is making a documentary mini series about the battle of Isandlwana and Rorke’s Drift and to do this the popular Paul Garner came from South Africa and recorded his very compelling narrative in Malvern Theatre. We are not working to build out a final product.