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Sharpe"s rifles Richard Sharpe and the French invasion of Galicia, January 1809 by Bernard Cornwell

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Published by HarperCollins in London .
Written in English


  • Sharpe, Richard (Fictitious character) -- Fiction.,
  • Napoleonic Wars, 1800-1815 -- Fiction.,
  • Soldiers -- Great Britain -- Fiction.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Originally published: London : Collins, 1988.

StatementBernard Cornwell.
The Physical Object
Pagination351p. :
Number of Pages351
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL15513339M
ISBN 100006176976

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Sharpe's mission had seemed simple: capture a small unguarded French coastal fort, cripple Napoleon's supply lines, and retreat across the sea. But behind the lines, Sharpe's old enemy, Pierre Ducos, awaits Sharpe's arrival with a battalion of French soldiers and a vicious commanding general who keeps the scalps of his dead enemies as trophies. Sharpe's Rifles (Sharpe, book 6) by Bernard Cornwell - book cover, description, publication history. This book is the first volume of the series, but not the first chronologically in the series. I personally would have preferred to start with 'Sharpe's Tiger' which is where Richard Sharpe begins his career as a Rifleman as a Private. Then continuing the readings chronologically following his military Sharpe's Rifles, LT. Shiloh Sharps Centennial Dr Big Timber, MT Shiloh Sharps. About us; Engraving Room; Custom Features; Recent Stories.

Sharpe’s Rifles The beginning of the Peninsular War (the battles between and to expel the French from Portugal and Spain). The Peninsular Campaign occupies most of the Sharpe series and this book begins during the infamous retreat to Corunna, but ends in a purely fictional battle. Sharpe's Rifles is a novel in a series that tells the stories of the daring adventures of British Army soldier Richard Sharpe. This novel is set early in the British involvement in the Peninsular War of the Napoleonic Wars of the nineteenth century. The story begins in the winter of The Sharpe series (Sharpe's Regiment, Sharpe's Siege, etc.) reverts to and Sharpe's early days as an officer in French-occupied Spain. Still extremely uncomfortable with the battlefield commission given him by the future Duke of Wellington, Lt. Richard Sharpe of The Rifles becomes the officer in charge of a battered band of soldiers when his Captain falls in a vicious engagement with. Sharpe’s Havoc is set during the French invasion of Portugal in and Sir Arthur Wellesley’s devastating counter-attack. Patrick Harper is back, as is Captain Hogan. The book slots between Sharpe’s Rifles and Sharpe’s Eagle. Read More.