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.
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Captain Pellew's line, "As idle as a painted ship upon a painted ocean," is a quotation from the second part of 'The Rime of the Ancient Mariner' by Coleridge. It was first published, anonymously, in 1798. See more
When the convoy is weighing anchor, right after some British sailors run obey the order to man the capstan, one of the French officers visibly trips on a rope holding a deck cannon and lightly stumbles into a British soldier. Yet, neither men react. See more
[Watching as Hornblower struggles to mount a horse
Now I see why you chose the Navy.
The Girl I Left Behind Me
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25 April 1999 (USA)
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Horatio Hornblower: The Wrong War
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