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 book Sharpe's Eagle was the first published Sharpe novel, although chronically it is eighth in the series. See more
A number of the South Essex are equipped with French rather than British muskets. Both sides would often pick up equipment from the enemy if it was of better quality, for example weapons and packs. See more
This is going to hurt quite a bit, old boy.
So will this, old boy.
Followed by Sharpe's Waterloo
Over the Hills and Far Away
Lyrics adapted by John Tams
Performed by John Tams See more