Movie: Sharpe's Eagle [1993] Movie: Sharpe's Eagle [1993]

Movie: Sharpe's Eagle [1993] Movie: Sharpe's Eagle [1993]

Sir Henry Simmerson:
I have a cousin at Horse Guards, sir, and I have friends at court.



Wellesley:
A man who loses the King's Colours loses the King's friendship.

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Wellesley:
Must be a damn good book, Hogan.



Maj. Hogan:
Shakespeare, sir. "Julius Caesar." Marc Antony. "Lend me your ears," eh?



Wellesley:
[reading] "These many, them shall die. Their names are pricked." By God, Hogan, you may be sure my name is well-pricked by those needles at Horse Guards!



Maj. Hogan:
Ah, a general who wins battles and lives to claim the credit will never lack for enemies in London, sir.

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Richard Sharpe:
Those men who've fought in a big battle before, one pace forward.


[no one moves]



Richard Sharpe:
This place is called Talavera. There's going to be a battle here tomorrow. You'll fight in it... maybe even die in it. But you won't see it.


[explosion]



Richard Sharpe:
There's a lot of smoke in a battle. Our cannon, their cannon. Our shot, their shell. Our volleys, their volleys.


[shots]



Richard Sharpe:
You don't see a battle. You *hear* it. Black powder blasting by the ton on all sides. Black smoke blinding you and choking you and making you vomit. Then the French come out of the smoke - not in a line, but in a column. And they march towards our thin line, kettledrums hammering like hell and a golden eagle blazing overhead. They march slowly, and it takes them a long time to reach you, and you can't see them in smoke. But you can hear the drums. They march out of the smoke, and you fire a volley. And the front rank of the column falls, and the next rank steps over them, with drums hammering, and the column smashes your line like a hammer breaking glass... and Napoleon has won another battle. But if you don't run - if you stand until you can smell the garlic, and fire volley after volley, three rounds a minute - then they slow down. They stop. And then they run away. All you've got to do is stand, and fire three rounds a minute. Now, you and I know you can fire three rounds a minute. But can you stand?

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Sir Henry Simmerson:
[to Gibbons and Berry] Listen, and listen well. You both dip into my purse. That purse is now shut. It will stay shut so long as Sharpe struts around sneering at the Simmersons. Do you understand me?

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Colonel Lawford:
[on Wellesley] God, Hogan. Horse, foot, cannon... the French outnumber us three to one. Does he know something we don't?



Maj. Hogan:
He knows three things, Lawford. He knows that on his left, the French will not attack the fort. He knows that on his right, Simmerson will run. And he knows that in the center, that Daddy Hill will stand. Means nothing to me either, Lawford. That's why he's a general, and we ain't.

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