Sharpe is tasked to protect the most important spy in Lord Wellington's network, but domestic issues, a traumatized young girl, and possible French spies all threaten his success.
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"Sharpe's Sword" picks up the recurring theme of Voltaire again (first introduced in "Sharpe's Enemy"), whose book 'Candide' plays an important role throughout the movie, including the ironic quote from it, 'Everything is for the best, in the best of all possible worlds'. See more
Sharpe has always used a Pattern 1796 Heavy Cavalry Sabre. It's usually too long for an infantry officer on foot, but Sharpe is tall enough to carry it. His sword is broken in the attack on the fort and the sword that is given to Harper to replace it clearly has a blade that tapers towards the point. It also does not appear to be particularly long. It has a hand guard consisting of two rounded bars. Father Curtis tells Harper that he will only need half the guard.
Harper apparently works the sword, but when he presents it to Sharpe, it is clearly a standard Pattern 1796 Heavy Cavalry Sabre with a long, parallel-sided blade, a prominent disc guard and a handle with a single, flattened, hand-guard bar that does not resemble the handle of the sword given to Harper. See more
Take my advice, Harris. When you get home, write a bloody good book with loads of shooting in it. You'll die a rich man.
Followed by Sharpe: The Legend
Over the Hills and Far Away
Lyrics adapted by John Tams
Performed by John Tams See more