Hornblower is called to take a company of British troops (which the sailors call lobsters because of their red coats) and a company of French nationalists to France to fight in the revolution. But Hornblower is horrified by the brutality of the French commander as he guillotines everyone in a village that destroyed his former home and his unwillingness to take part in the actual battles. However, when the commander and his men set out to rape and brutalize a young school teacher, Hornblower vows his protection of her. Written by
John Sacksteder <email@example.com>
25 April 1999 (USA)
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Horatio Hornblower: The Wrong War
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The guillotine used for the execution scenes was designed, built and supervised by a local Portuguese magician. See more
The story is based on the Quiberion Expedition of 1795, albeit loosely. Captain Sir Edward Pellew quotes "As idle as a painted ship/Upon a painted ocean" from S T Coleridge's Rime of the Ancient Mariner. This poem was not published until 1798 (in Lyrical Ballards). See more
As idle as a painted ship upon a painted ocean.
Composed by Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle See more