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.
John Sacksteder <firstname.lastname@example.org>
25 April 1999 (USA)
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Horatio Hornblower: The Wrong War
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In the original novel Mr. Midshipman Hornblower, "The Frogs and the Lobsters" occurs before Hornblower receives his promotion to Lieutenant, or even being ranked Acting-Lieutenant. Furthermore, the novel does not have any love interest for Hornblower. See more
The guillotine would not be transported with the blade raised. See more
Gentlemen, it appears that Mister Hornblower is now the standard by which we must all measure ourselves.
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