Re: Boer War movies

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Posted by Champ on June 08, 1999 at 23:19:59:

In Reply to: Boer War movies posted by Tom on June 08, 1999 at 10:16:37:

: As for my two recomendations:

: "Young Winston" tells the story of the early years of Winston Churchill from his rather sad childhood to his first years in parliament. It does depict his military service in pretty good detail with action being shown in the Northwest Frontier in India, the Sudan, and his famous exploits in the Boer War. The movie stars Anne Bancroft, Robert Shaw, and Simon Ward (Zulu Dawn) as Winston Churchill.

: "The Little Princess"- This grade A Shirley Temple vehicle only refers to the events of the Boer War. Shirley's character's father is an officer in the British Army who become missing in action in the war. Strangly when this film was remade in the mid '90's they moved the time period in which the film is set to World War I.

>Thanks Tom.

Actually I never thought to mention either, though I've seen "Young Winston" & the wife has "The Little Princess" on tape.
I didnt know that about the remake [never seen it].

If I recall correctly, doesnt "Out of Africa" [Redford & Streep] also touch upon the Boer War?

I would love to see a good character study, maybe centered around the battle of Majuba or Colenso.

Like the Spanish-American war, pretty much a forgotten subject.

Thanks again ---

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