Zulu v BHD

Zulu or BHD?

  • Zulu

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  • Black Hawk Down

    Votes: 0 0.0%

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#1
Finally my gung-ho son persuaded me to watch Black Hawk Down. Surprisingly I enjoyed it though nothing gets my wind up more than watching some good old fashioned black and white Jerry bashing.

I'd be interested to know what any of our patriotic American ARRSE users think of our original Zulu? (Maybe even Zulu Dawn).

I'm not assuming it a foregone conclusion that all Brits' will favour Zulu, many might not have seen it or find the GTA4 pace of BHD more to their liking.

O2T
 
#2
I've not voted, as I like both of them a great deal. It's hard to compare the 2 films, as they don't have a great deal in common. One's Brits in the Boer war with not much going for them but some balls. BHD is the Yanks at the battle of Mogadishu with more up to date equipment.

The only similar things they possess is that they are based on real events.

Both worth a watch on a sunday afternoon.
 
#6
smudge67 said:
I've not voted, as I like both of them a great deal. It's hard to compare the 2 films, as they don't have a great deal in common. One's Brits in the Boer war with not much going for them but some balls. BHD is the Yanks at the battle of Mogadishu with more up to date equipment.

The only similar things they possess is that they are based on real events.

Both worth a watch on a sunday afternoon.
[pedantic mode=on]So thats the Zulus they fought in the Boer war then ? So which war was it we fought the Boers in then ?[/pedantic]

I know a guy who was near Mogadishu when that happened, he paints a very different picture than the film did, but thats the beauty of film, men of harlich and all that
 
#7
Wishful_Thinking said:
Mr Happy said:
So which bridge movie?
Bridges of Madison County :muhaha:
Building a bridge to my heart ?
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whooa whooa ahh


Yes I know it not a film
 
#9
If every Sapper on ARRSE voted then it will go in favour of ZULU, brings back good and not so good memories of running down to the Jackson Club (Is this still going at Gib?) from the combat engineer training area, where one of the Instructors would play a few minutes of ZULU, meanwhile everyone trying desperately to get a brew and a pie or mars bar within the alloted 10 minutes 'NAAFI Break'! before being run back to the training area, where we would then be questioned on the 10 minutes of ZULU that was played in the Jackson... Suffice to say many Press Ups, Bastards and Run Arounds were carried out in the half hour after NAAFI!!!

Fun Days...


ZULU Everytime :wink:
 

Mr Happy

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#10
wellyhead said:
I know a guy who was near Mogadishu when that happened, he paints a very different picture than the film did, but thats the beauty of film, men of harlich and all that
Interesting, I know two guys that know two guys who were there that said it was exactly like the movie. I accept my 'distance' and chinese whispers but...

for every opinion, there is a counter..
 

Mr Happy

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#11
Boer War 1880-1881 and 1899-1902.

Zulu uprising 1879. First the french, then fuzzy wuzzies, then the Dutch, then the germans.

Its like history innit.
 
#13
O2Thief said:
Finally my gung-ho son persuaded me to watch Black Hawk Down. Surprisingly I enjoyed it though nothing gets my wind up more than watching some good old fashioned black and white Jerry bashing.

I'd be interested to know what any of our patriotic American ARRSE users think of our original Zulu? (Maybe even Zulu Dawn).

I'm not assuming it a foregone conclusion that all Brits' will favour Zulu, many might not have seen it or find the GTA4 pace of BHD more to their liking.

O2T
A septic colleague who is returning Stateside as I type tells me that they were shown the film Zulu to indicate what being officer material was all about - he loves the film and makes his 13 year old son watch it as well :twisted: Thats Virginians for you!
 
#14
Zulu, but only by a narrow margin.
BHD is an excellent movie but Zulu is British so wins.
Its a shame we aren't still making movies of that ilk, it may help a little with the issue of national pride in Britain.
 
#15
:twisted: How about ZULU with BHD weapons ?? sweet


Zulu is a classic and i wil be digging out my old video of it

Bhd is one of my all time favourites :twisted:
 

Mr Happy

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#16
rickshaw-major said:
O2Thief said:
Finally my gung-ho son persuaded me to watch Black Hawk Down. Surprisingly I enjoyed it though nothing gets my wind up more than watching some good old fashioned black and white Jerry bashing.

I'd be interested to know what any of our patriotic American ARRSE users think of our original Zulu? (Maybe even Zulu Dawn).

I'm not assuming it a foregone conclusion that all Brits' will favour Zulu, many might not have seen it or find the GTA4 pace of BHD more to their liking.

O2T
A septic colleague who is returning Stateside as I type tells me that they were shown the film Zulu to indicate what being officer material was all about - he loves the film and makes his 13 year old son watch it as well :twisted: Thats Virginians for you!
Thats scary... If he'd have said Command Sergeants watch it to learn from British Colour Serjeants then that would hava been OK. Learning this:

BROMHEAD: drop your tunic by my tent, I'll have it cleaned
CHARD: oh, thanks very much
BROMHEAD: No bother. Not as if I was going to do it myself old boy.

however is a bit "the problem with the british is that they keep stopping to have a cup of tea" - patton type underlining of misconceptions.
 
#17
Mr Happy said:
rickshaw-major said:
O2Thief said:
Finally my gung-ho son persuaded me to watch Black Hawk Down. Surprisingly I enjoyed it though nothing gets my wind up more than watching some good old fashioned black and white Jerry bashing.

I'd be interested to know what any of our patriotic American ARRSE users think of our original Zulu? (Maybe even Zulu Dawn).

I'm not assuming it a foregone conclusion that all Brits' will favour Zulu, many might not have seen it or find the GTA4 pace of BHD more to their liking.

O2T
A septic colleague who is returning Stateside as I type tells me that they were shown the film Zulu to indicate what being officer material was all about - he loves the film and makes his 13 year old son watch it as well :twisted: Thats Virginians for you!
Thats scary... If he'd have said Command Sergeants watch it to learn from British Colour Serjeants then that would hava been OK. Learning this:

BROMHEAD: drop your tunic by my tent, I'll have it cleaned
CHARD: oh, thanks very much
BROMHEAD: No bother. Not as if I was going to do it myself old boy.

however is a bit "the problem with the british is that they keep stopping to have a cup of tea" - patton type underlining of misconceptions.
:D :D :D

Purely for effect. He was really disappointed when I told him Pte Hook was from a fairly respectable lower middle class family - he quite liked the idea of the "London rogue" type wide boy.

On a more serious note, one of the things that was pointed out to him was "fire discipline".

Its not the NAAFI or Int Cell so............ 8)
 

Mr Happy

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#18
heheheh, yanks learning fire disclipline based on a 40 year old movie featuring soldiers 80 years earlier shooting at black people armed with spears... there has to be something wrong with that..
 
#19
Mr Happy said:
heheheh, yanks learning fire disclipline based on a 40 year old movie featuring soldiers 80 years earlier shooting at black people armed with spears... there has to be something wrong with that..
And some very dangerous fruit :D
 
#20
rickshaw-major said:
Mr Happy said:
heheheh, yanks learning fire disclipline based on a 40 year old movie featuring soldiers 80 years earlier shooting at black people armed with spears... there has to be something wrong with that..
And some very dangerous fruit :D
Sharpened fruit at that ;-)
 

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