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The previously illegible leaded inscription was unveiled last week with the original words: 'If our time is come let us die manfully for our brethren's sake, and not have a cause for reproach against our glory.' An official commemoration ceremony at his grave in Churcham, Gloucestershire, is due to be carried out next year.Zulu, which starred Michael Caine and Stanley Baker, depicted the epic struggle by 150 British soldiers, most from the 24th Regiment of Foot (later the South Wales Borderers), against 4,000 Zulu warriors at a mission station at Rorke's Drift in Natal, South Africa.Martin Everett, curator of the South Wales Borderers Museum in Brecon where Private Hook's VC is on display, said.'It's refreshing to hear his final resting place has been put back in good order. 'Private Hook was a Methodist lay preacher - a God-fearing person. 'People see the film hundreds of times and believe that's what happened. 'He was awarded the Victoria Cross for saving lives.When he died in 1905 aged 54 from tuberculosis he was remembered as a hero.
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But he was described on screen as 'a thief, a coward, and an insubordinate barrack-room lawyer'.
He was only in the hospital because he was malingering there as a patient.
In the film Zulu he was portrayed as a drunken malingerer who became a reluctant hero.
But while Hollywood was right to show Private Henry Hook as a hero, the rest of his screen depiction was fiction.