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?
The British victory at Talavera resulted in a peerage for Sir Arthur Wellesley, becoming Viscount Wellington of Talavera. See more
After the battle of Talavera, while the wounded are still being carried into the hospital, Countess Josephina informs Sharpe that London has created Wellesley Lord Wellington as a result of his victory. There is no way that London could have been informed of the results of the battle so quickly, let alone returned word of Wellesley's elevation. See more
[During Sir Henry's toast at a dinner party in camp
I'm getting some air. Good night, Major. Enjoy yourself.
I will! I've laid ten guineas with Leroy that Sir Henry will talk for a full hour. Five minutes more, and I'll have won my bet.
Followed by Sharpe's Sword
If I Were A Blackbird
Performed by John Tams See more