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Sharpe's Waterloo (1997)

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... See full summary »

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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 Derek Relf

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Harry Price re-appears in the episode, alive, and played by a different actor. See more »

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Near the start of the battle Rossendale is issued with a new, straight-bladed sword (a 1796 Pattern Heavy Cavalry Sword, the same as Sharpe's). However, during the cavalry charge in which he participates soon afterwards, he appears - at least in long shots - to be using a sword with a curved blade. See more »

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Wellington: [to the retreating Dutch troops] My lads, you look blown from your run. Come, do take breath a moment. Then we will go back and try if we can do better. Take heart, soon have some guns up. Uxbridge!
Uxbridge: Wellington?
Wellington: When?
Uxbridge: Oh, they do come, I assure you. What of the Prussians. Any word at all?
Wellington: I told the Prussians we'll support them but only if not attacked here. They'll have to fight without us today.
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Followed by Sharpe: The Legend (1997) See more »

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Over the Hills and Far Away
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Lyrics adapted by John Tams
Performed by John Tams and Jason Salkey
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A fitting end for TV
17 July 2003 | by (Somerset, UK) – See all my reviews

Last of the Sharpe series (for TV anyway - there is one further post-Waterloo novel) and they all go out with a bang ! The only real way to have ended the story - a bitter, deadly but final episode.

From the other comments it's interesting how events 200 years in the past can still stir national rivalries in this day and age. For information, at Waterloo, Wellington was in command of a coalition army only the core of which was made up of British troops (the bulk of the Peninsular army had been disbanded or shipped to the colonies). The remainder (as Cornwell points out) was made up of German and Dutch/Belgian forces. Some of the German and all the Dutch/Belgian forces had been fighting for Napoleon as recently as 1813/4. There was every reason for Wellington to be cautious of them.


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