Shangani Patrol

TitleShangani Patrol
Publication TypeFilm
Year of Publication1970
AuthorsMillin, David
Running Time1h 30min
Date Released12/03/1970
DistributorRhodesian Broadcasting Corporation
Publication LanguageEnglish

Shangani Patrol depicts a decisive defeat for the British in the First Matabele War (1893-1894), which provided them with a heroic narrative to push their colonization goals in Rhodesia (modern Zimbabwe). Major Allan Wilson (Brian O'Shaughnessy) leads a unit of 34 soldiers from the British South Africa Company across the Shangani River in pursuit of Ndebele King Lobengula (1845–1894). The small unit is quickly ambushed and annihilated by more than 3,000 Matabele warriors. 

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