Sharpe is a Captain saddled with the South Essex, a battalion run by incompetents, and filled with soldiers who have never been in battle. When the South Essex loses its colors (its regimental flag), Sharpe vows to save the honor of the regiment by capturing a French Imperial standard: an eagle.
Did You Know?
Both the villainous young lieutenants Berry and Gibbons were played by future heroes of movies/TV series: Daniel Craig (Berry) became James Bond in the long running Bond franchise (taking over from Pierce Brosnan), and Neil Dudgeon (Gibbons) went on to become the 2nd DCI Barnaby in the long running TV series "Midsomer Murders" (taking over from John Nettles after the 13th season; now in season 21), and both still playing these roles (as of 2020). See more
When Sharpe promises to capture an eagle, the dead Major Lennox's eyes blink/flutter twice before the end of the scene. See more
[he has just seen Sharpe talking with Colonel Lawford
You and the young lord twins, or what?
We spent three months chained in a cell in India. He had a page of the Bible. In three months he taught me how to read and write. How can you pay back a man who teaches you how to write your own name, Captain?
Three Lovely Lassies
Performed by Daragh O'Malley See more