Zulu

The battle of Rorke's Drift between the British Army and the Zulus in January 1879, during the Anglo-Zulu War, still holds the record for the number of Victoria Crosses award to one regiment in a single action - with seven of the 11 VCs awarded received by soldiers of 2 battalion 24th Foot (later to become South Wales Borderers).

The film Zulu  starring Michael Caine, the film that made his name, still has a large army of aficionados. Along with Zulu Dawn - the film about the disastrous defeat the day before of the majority of the column in the Anglo-Zulu War of 1879. Never Forget Your Welsh Heroes will harness the appeal of this impressive part of military and movie history with a festival on the anniversary weekend of Rorke's Drift, exploring all aspects of the film and the military and historical realities.  

Within the archive is the Dunne Letter written at Rorke Drift - It was written by Walter Adolphus Dunne, a commissary officer attached to the 24th Regiment of Foot, later the South Wales Borderers and is a first hand account of the battle at Rorkes Drift.