COMING up in Cardiff, a unique fundraising event to help raise money for the redevelopment and reinterpretation of displays at the Firing Line Museum of The Queen’s Dragoon Guards and The Royal Welsh at Cardiff Castle.

This year marks the 140th anniversary of the Anglo-Zulu wars, including battles at Isandhlwana and Rorke’s Drift - the latter made famous by the celebrated film Zulu starring the voice of Richard Burton and Michael Caine.

When the iconic film Zulu directed by Cy Endfield came out in cinemas in 1964, showcasing a period in the history of the British Empire when in 1879, the actors Stanley Baker and Michael Caine captured our hearts and imaginations in the roles of Lieutenant John Chard and Lieutenant Gonville Bromhead.


The film detailed how the Zulu nation had handed colonial British forces a resounding defeat at the battle of Isandhlwana, with a nearby regiment of the British Army taking over a station run by a missionary and his daughter, coming under the command of Chard and Bromhead.

While there are some historical inaccuracies, the film had a great impact and generated an interest in military history, the Anglo-Zulu War and the rich heritage surrounding it.

If you are a keen military enthusiast captivated by this history and want to find out what really happened, the Firing Line Museum at Cardiff Castle has just the event for you. Rob Caskie will be telling one of his epic stories, an account of the battle of Isandhlwana at 7pm on Monday, October 21, in order to raise money for the Firing Line Museum.

As a master storyteller, Mr Caskie specialises in sharing human stories which engage audiences and challenge the way they interact, work and lead their lives.

The one off-talk will take place at The Angel Hotel, Castle Street, Cardiff, CF10 1SZ, on Monday, October 21 at 7pm.

Tickets are available at £20 per person from