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Hornblower: Duty (TV Movie 2003) Poster

(2003 TV Movie)

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Anachronisms 

After the discovery of the canons in the barn, Hornblower and his companion are walking in a field with a period cottage on his right. Attached to the chimney is a TV aerial.
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Factual errors 

Bush and Hornblower refer to the shell which Hornblower extinguished as a "five inch". The cannon was clearly no more than a 12 pound gun which would have had a bore diameter of about 3.7 inches. A five inch gun would have been too large to be easily moved by hand as shown in the scene.
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After the long boat is destroyed the French are shown loading a shell into a field piece. It makes a rolling sound as it goes down the barrel. This would be inaccurate. A shell fit tightly enough to require ramming, and a shell would have been carefully positioned in the barrel so the fuse would face away from the powder charge.
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When Jerome Bonaparte introduces himself he presents as Jerome Lucien Bonaparte. Lucien was his other brother. His name was Jerome Bonaparte, born as Girolamo Buonaparte.
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