Sharpe's Battle

Sharpe's Battle

Richard Sharpe and the Battle of Fuentes De Oñoro, May 1811

Book - 1995
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"This eagerly awaited new novel in the Sharpe series takes Richard Sharpe and his company back to the spring of 1811 and one of the bitterest battles of the Peninsular War, a battle on which all British hopes of victory in Spain will depend. Sharpe is given responsibility for an Irish battalion of the king of Spain's household guard, ceremonial troops who are poorly equipped and untrained for battle. While quartered in the crumbling fort of San Isidro, they are attacked by the Loup Brigade, an elite French unit commanded by the formidable Brigadier General Guy Loup. Sharpe has already clashed once with Loup, and the Frenchman has sworn that he will have his revenge. Sharpe finds himself used as a pawn in a game of political expediency, and after Loup's attack he is faced with the ruin of his career and reputation. With thousands of French troops massing at a tiny village nearby, Sharpe's only hope is to redeem himself on the battlefield. To save his honor he must lead his men to glory on the blood-glutted streets of Fuentes de Onoro and settle his private war with General Loup."--Publisher website.
Publisher: New York : HarperCollins, c1995.
ISBN: 9780060932282
Characteristics: 304 p. : ill., map ; 22 cm.
Subjects: Sharpe, Richard (Fictitious character) -- Fiction.
Peninsular War, 1807-1814 -- Fiction.
Great Britain -- History, Military -- 19th century -- Fiction.
Historical fiction.
War fiction.


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Oct 03, 2019

Classic Sharpe story. Human interest, battle backgrounds and personal fights.
I may sometime find a story by this author that I don't like, but I've read most and it hasn;'t happened yet.


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