Apparently - the DW Victorian British soliders originated in Africa,
according to londonkds who watched the episode more closely than I did. (I
found it hard to follow and boring). What happened was they ran into the
Ice Warrior on routine, the Warrior convinced them to return to Mars and
help him wake up his Empress in return for treasure. (Because that's a
My memory of the Zulu film is not flattering to the British...but it has
admittedly been a long time ago.