Sudanese Mahdi Warrior Shield from “The Four Feathers”- Round Convex Shape
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Original Motion Picture Item: This is your chance to add another movie star to your collection! Once again IMA has been able to obtain some genuine Film Props with British Military History significance. Here are the war shields of the Sudanese Mahdi’s foot soldiers known as “FUZZY WUZZYS” because of their extraordinary bushy hair. Remember the movie “KHARTOUM” starring Charlton Heston as General Gordon, or “Gordon Pasha” as he became known? Cut off in Sudan’s Capital for over a year relief troops of the British Army literally arriving two days late after the massacre? That was 1885, yet it took England, then the most powerful Empire on earth, thirteen years to finally defeat the Sudanese under the Mahdi’s successor “The Kalifa” at the Battle of Omdurman in 1898.

Memorialized in the famous 1939 Movie “THE FOUR FEATHERS” and which was remade in 2002 starring the late Heath Ledger; this is a stirring tale of cowardice and subsequent heroism.

Well, IMA has obtained the Fuzzy Wuzzy War Shields used in that 2002 production. Made from fiberglass with rear side metal or heavy rope handles these really look the business by perfectly replicating Rhino Hide. Each is circular in shape measuring approximately 20″ in diameter with a large bulge in the center totally replicating the originals. These really do look genuine.

What an opportunity to hang one…

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