Portugal 1809, the Peninsular War in the age of Napoleon. A British sergeant in the 95th Rifles saves the life of Arthur Wellesley, and finds himself promoted to Lieutenant and in charge of a company of Rifles that do no respect him, to carry out a dangerous and vital mission. Written by
5 May 1993 (UK)
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Also Known As:
Die Scharfschützen - 1. Das Banner des Blutes
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Aspect Ratio: 1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?
The jacket which Sean Bean
wears on the cover picture was actually tailored for the smaller Paul McGann
, whom Bean replaced in the role of Sharpe, which is why the jacket hangs open at the front. See more
When on the roof of the chapel at Torrecastro, Cooper indicates a Frenchmen (who had shot at him) with the words "Left - three o'clock". This is a phrase which would only be used by someone familiar with a clock face (which Cooper may not be) and three o'clock indicates 90 degrees to the right (not left). He then actually aims slightly towards the right of the square (more like one o'clock). See more
Daniel Hagman, poacher.
You a good shot, then, Hagman?
Aye, I can shoot, sir.
Go on, then. Show me.
[He pulls a beret out of Hagman's belt, and tosses it into the air. Hagman fires his rifle. Sharpe picks up the beret and shows him the hole in it
You've defaced the King's uniform, Hagman. I could put you up on a charge for that.
Followed by Sharpe's Sword
Here's Adieu to All Judges and Juries
Performed by Michael Mears
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