|Alphonse-Marie-Adolphe de Neuville (1835–1885)|
At Rorke's Drift less than 150 British soldiers defended a small mission station and hospital against an estimated 4,000 Zulu warriors through the evening and night. You can read a rather good description of the battle here
If you want to read what I consider one of the finest books on the Zulu Wars, I recommend The Washing of the Spears by Donald Morris. I have read my copy at least twice, parts of it multiple times.
Of course action movie lovers will know the movies Zulu Dawn, and Zulu. While both take some liberties with historical accuracy, they are great fun. I give them each a huge thumbs up. In fact, I plan to watch both before the week is over. What? You have not seen Zulu? Here is a teaser:
Yeah, the whole movie is like that. Catch it on Netflix, or at your favorite video store or streaming service. Trust me, you will glad you did.