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    NOT COMMONLY KNOWN FACT

    This was sung and recorded in the car park of the Brynffynon Arms at LLanwonno, South Wales miles from anywhere in the middle of a forest, great sound.

    'Tonight my men and I have been through hell and back again, but the look on your faces when we let you out of the hall - we'd do it all again tomorrow.' Major Chris Keeble's words to Goose Green villagers on 29th May 1982 - 2 PARA

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    Always been a favorite.
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    Time to watch "Zulu" again.
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    It's a fantastic song, fantastic voices, and yes, it's time to watch "Zulu" again.

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    The famous singer next to Stanley Baker is Ivor Emmanual who starts the song, who was the main singer with the Imperial Choir, and played a private soldier in the film.
    Stanley Baker was born in Blaenllechau and when he died another famous singer Harry Secombe who was his best friend, went back to the location and spread Stanley Baker's ashes there.

    Meant to say the other fact when you watch the film was when they line up three ranks to fire Front Rank/Centre Rank and Rear Rank, look to the rear rank for different rifles, first one who spots the rifle make wins!! The simply ran out of "proper" rifles of the period!!
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    'Tonight my men and I have been through hell and back again, but the look on your faces when we let you out of the hall - we'd do it all again tomorrow.' Major Chris Keeble's words to Goose Green villagers on 29th May 1982 - 2 PARA

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    An excellent film and one of my favourites.

    Stanley Baker Wanted to make it more Welsh when making the film, although it was the South Wales Borderers later on , it was the 2nd Battalion, 24th (2nd Warwickshire) Regiment that made up most of the Men at Rorkes Drift, 32 were Welsh.

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    Back in the day, some nearly four decades ago, we were doing riot control training and were using the Zulu shield bang to put the wind up the rioters. The drill was advance in formation, in unison and in step, stomping the left foot down while banging the baton on the right side of the Lexan shield. Doing that in a closed area, i.e. between buildings, and it sounded like the Zulus from the movie were coming to get you.

    From what I've seen lately, riot control has gone too tame for that kind of tactic.

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    Love that flick. Some great quotes. I would love to get an uncensored (uncut) copy.



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