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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Captain Pellew's line, "As idle as a painted ship upon a painted ocean," is a quotation from the second part of 'The Rime of the Ancient Mariner' by Coleridge. It was first published, anonymously, in 1798. See more
After disembarking Horatio at Musiac, Mr. Bracegirdle reports to Capt. Pellew that "all boats returned" but just before the French column leaves the beach, and after the fleet sails off, two boats are clearly visible on the beach.
These boats are clearly not there at the evacuation. See more
As idle as a painted ship upon a painted ocean.
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