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  1. The last survivor of the Battle of Rorke's Drift (1879) died on VE Day (1945).

  2. The Battle for Helms deep in Lord of the Rings was based off of the Battle of Rorke's drift, which was also the basis for the movie 'Zulu'.

  3. The Battle of Rorke's Drift, where 139 British Troops defended a small outpost against 4,500 Zulus, using biscuit boxes and mealie bags to form walls.

  4. The Battle of Rorke's Drift (1879), wherein 150 British Army soldiers (40 of which were hospital patients) defended a Hospital and defeated 4,000 Zulu warriors.

  5. On January 22-23 The Battle of Rorke's Drift was the single largest number of VCs given for a single action in the history of the British army.

  6. The Battle of Rorke's Drift (1879), wherein 150 British Army soldiers (40 of which were hospital patients) defended a Hospital and defeated 4,000 Zulu warriors.