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Sharpe: The Legend (1997)

Video  |  Drama, War  |  13 October 1997 (UK)
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An overview of Richard Sharpe's career, from being raised in the ranks, to the battle at Waterloo, as depicted by fellow rifleman, Cooper.

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An overview of Richard Sharpe's career, from being raised in the ranks, to the battle at Waterloo, as depicted by fellow rifleman, Cooper.

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Watch the main Sharpe series instead
10 February 2002 | by (Vancouver, BC Canada) – See all my reviews

The Legend is a kind of summary of the entire Sharpe series. Essentially, it is clips from the series strung together to summarize the life of Sharpe, with a narrator who fought with Sharpe acting as the link. Sharpe's rise from the ranks to become an officer is chronicled. He is a competent soldier and officer in a time when many commissions in the British Army were simply bought i.e. the 1700-1800s.

The series itself is far superior. This will give you a sense of what the series is about, but the series itself is much more enjoyable. If you enjoyed the Hornblower series, then you'll enjoy this.


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