• James McFarlane December 16, 2022   Reply →

    I remember this movie being shown to us recruits at Kapooka in the first few days of our training.

  • Mark Thompson December 18, 2022   Reply →

    Like James McFarlane, Zulu was compulsory viewing for recruits at Puckapunyal, Victoria, in 1970 during the Vietnam war. I think the theme was discipline can overcome adversity. I’m not sure the Viet Cong saw the movie, although Bridge Over the River Kwai was still a favourite in South Vietnam when I was in Saigon in 1971. My favourite Colour Sergeant Borne comment is ‘There’s a good gentleman’, addressing the Rev Witt (Jack Hawkins)

  • Bob Dean December 23, 2022   Reply →

    When I went through Kapooka in April 1964 and it was shown to teach us the fire discipline, use of direct fire power and making each shot count.
    It also reinforced the preparation of defences; use if fire lanes; use of fall back prepared defensive positions.
    Allocation of ammunition, which later was also experienced by those at Long Tan.

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