Based on the novel by Bernard Cornwell, "Sharpe's Waterloo" brings maverick British officer Lt. Col. Richard Sharpe to his last fight against the French, in June of 1815. Sharpe is assigned to the Prince of Orange's staff, and is rejoined with Sgt. Harper (retired) and riflemen Hagman and Harris at the famous battles of Quatre Bras and Waterloo. Not only must Sharpe deal with incompetent orders from the Prince of Orange, that lead to slaughter, he confronts his wife's lover, Lord Rossendale, in the midst of battle. The film climaxes as Wellington's small army 'holds the line' against Napolean's veteran Imperial Guard. Written by
Did You Know?
In historical truth, the Prussians were indeed late to the battle, though that may have made all the difference. According to author Bernard Cornwell
, if the Prussians had arrived on time, then Napoleon would most likely have backed out and would have fought another day. The way it happened, his army was far too involved to be pulled out, and Napoleon was utterly defeated. See more
When marking the map indicating the route of Napoleon's soldiers, Sharpe uses a modern-looking, "golf"-sized pencil. See more
Your Regiment, Sharpe!
Prince of... South Essex! ADVANCE!
[regiment walks off towards the French
South Essex Charge!
Follows Sharpe's Regiment
Over the Hills and Far Away
Lyrics adapted by John Tams
Performed by John Tams
and Jason Salkey See more