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Yesterday’s Enemy Starring Stanley Baker
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Just watching this film again, becoming more aware that this has similar aspects to ZULU, with Baker the officer having to make difficult choices in a remote outpost, having his conscience similarly tested by a chaplain who is also present, plus a war correspondent, who both choose to remain behind with his command.

It reminded me of how I wondered if a war correspondent like Norris-Newman had remained behind at Isandhlwana and survived the battle and/or was present at Rorke’s Drift, again surviving.

Being a reporter, his accounts and memoirs would have been eye-opening.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mX0SN2Ozyzs


Baker’s role in Yesterday’s Enemy even seems to touch on the character he would’ve portrayed in Zulu Dawn - arm injury, running out of ammunition - even the Japanese officer mentions a bit of British military history, saying that they (British) are no longer fighting an enemy armed only with spears.

I found these comparisons quite interesting

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