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Sharpe's Eagle (1993)

Sharpe is a Captain saddled with the South Essex, a battalion run by incompetents and filled with soldiers who have never been in battle. When the South Essex loses its colours (its ... See full summary »

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Sharpe is a Captain saddled with the South Essex, a battalion run by incompetents and filled with soldiers who have never been in battle. When the South Essex loses its colours (its regimental flag), Sharpe vows to save the honor of the regiment by capturing a French Imperial standard: an eagle. Written by Kathy Li

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12 May 1993 (UK)  »

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Die Scharfschützen - 2. Der Adler des Kaisers  »

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Historically, there was no Eagle taken at the battle of Talavera, though it was a victory for the British. See more »

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After the battle of Talavera, while the wounded are still being carried into the hospital, Countess Josephina informs Sharpe that London has created Wellesley Lord Wellington as a result of his victory. There is no way that London could have been informed of the results of the battle so quickly, let alone returned word of Wellesley's elevation. See more »

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Richard Sharpe: Those men who've fought in a big battle before, one pace forward.
[no one moves]
Richard Sharpe: This place is called Talavera. There's going to be a battle here tomorrow. You'll fight in it... maybe even die in it. But you won't see it.
[explosion]
Richard Sharpe: There's a lot of smoke in a battle. Our cannon, their cannon. Our shot, their shell. Our volleys, their volleys.
[shots]
Richard Sharpe: You don't see a battle. You *hear* it. Black powder blasting by the ton on all sides. Black smoke blinding you and choking you and making you vomit...
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Followed by Sharpe: The Legend (1997) See more »

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He Who Would Be Valiant
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Traditional
Words by John Bunyan
Performed by Paul Trussell
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A SUPERB WAR DRAMA
8 May 2000 | by (Redcar, England) – See all my reviews

This installment in the career on Richard Sharpe is possibly the best of the series.

It is a mix of terrible leadership, outstanding battle scenes, and bitter rivalry between officers.

Sean Bean is perfect as Sharpe, but this film lacks the beauty of Elizabeth Hurley, who appeared in Sharpe's Enemy, later in the series.


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