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The film illustrates an erupting new world where the so-called common man, both black and white, no longer has a clear idea of the realpolitik due to the social revolutions in a post-colonial world. EngvarB from September Use dmy dates from September Richard Attenborough must have got through a few throat lozenges on this film.
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It’s the early 60’s, Africa is being decolonised and a supposedly peaceful transition from colony to independent nation goes awry. A British regiment stationed in a newly independent African state is preparing to celebrate the Queen’s birthday when Colonel Deal is ordered to hand over command to the African Captain Abraham pending the result of political agitation.
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Guns at Batasi Directed by John Guillermin Synopsis An anachronistic martinet RSM on a remote Colonial African army caught in a local coup d’etat must use his experience to defend those in his care. The film, which was made in CinemaScopewas made entirely at Pinewood Studios  between February and April, although it was set in tropical Africa it was made at the same time as Goldfinger.
With the British NCOs cut off in the Sergeants’ mess during the mutinythe action boils down to the initiative and confusion of the griping, duty-hardened British soldiers in defending wounded Captain Abraham Earl Cameronand themselves, against the mutineers.