Quotes from the Movie Lieutenant Gonville Bromhead

Still, a chap ought to look smart in front of the men, don't you think?

Lieutenant John Chard

You mean your only plan is to stand behind a few feet of mealie bags and wait for the Zulus to attack?

Lieutenant John Chard

I'll lead the men up into the hills. I know exactly how to disperse them. Ambush, you see? We cut them down in the passes!

Lieutenant John Chard

Right now, I wish I were a damned ranker, like Hook or Hitch.

Lieutenant John Chard

That's a bitter pill! Our own damned rifles!

Lieutenant John Chard

I knew it... I knew it! They're going to attack both sides at once!

Lieutenant John Chard

If you're sick in hospital, I suggest you go and lie down.

Colour Sergeant Bourne

Pull your heads in afore they fall off!

Colour Sergeant Bourne

All right, then! Nobody told you to stop working!

Colour Sergeant Bourne

A prayer's as good as a bayonet on a day like this.

Colour Sergeant Bourne

I shall be exalted among the heathen. I shall be exalted in the earth. The Lord of Hosts is with us.

Colour Sergeant Bourne

Mister Witt, be quiet now, will you? There's a good gentleman. You'll upset the lads.

Colour Sergeant Bourne

Because we're here, lad. No one else. Just us.

Colour Sergeant Bourne

In Europe, young women accept arranged marriages to rich men. Perhaps the Zulu girls are luckier, getting a brave man.

Reverend Otto Witt

You will all be killed like those this morning -- and now the sick in their beds!

Reverend Otto Witt

Stay not to kill and be killed! The curse of Cain will be upon you! 'Am I my brother's keeper?' asked Cain. Yea, we are all our brothers' keepers!

Reverend Otto Witt

Boy! Hear me, boy. Will you be Cain and kill your brother? 'Thou shalt not kill,' saith the Lord. You believe in the Lord's Word, don't you? Go to the others, boy. Go to the others...

Reverend Otto Witt

You have made a covenant with death, and with hell you are in agreement! Death awaits you all! You're all going to DIE!

Reverend Otto Witt

Stuff me with green apples! You know, if a dog was as sick as him, they'd shoot him.

Private Henry Hook

And what for? Did I ever see a Zulu walk down the City Road? No! So what am I doing here?

Private Henry Hook

We're next, boys! This is the blind spot. Even if those flamin' officers haven't seen it, I'll bet the Zulus have.

Private Henry Hook

Out you get, Hooky, you done your bit!

Private Henry Hook

Where's me bloody Sergeant?

Private Henry Hook

Brandy's for heroes, Mister Hook. The rest of you will make do with flies in your meat, boils in your skin, and dysentery in your bellies.

Surgeon Major Reynolds

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