Sharpe's Gold: Richard Sharpe and the Destruction of Almeida, August 1810 - Chapter 1-2 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 1-2 Summary

Sharpe's Gold centers on Captain Richard Sharpe and his men of the Light Company of the South Essex Regiment and their quest to get the gold required for a secret project that Wellington is working on to help stop the French advance on Lisbon. Their adventures and strife with the French, the Partisans, and even their own people are written of in an interesting, exciting way.

In chapter 1, the forces against Napoleon's armies feel the war is lost. Spain is basically defeated and the only Spanish people fighting the war are the peasants, whom the French armies hate and fear.

Captain Richard Sharpe does not agree with general sentiment, although when his bad mood is considered, one would think he feels the war is lost. Sharpe is a soldier in the British army, more specifically, the South Essex Regiment of riflemen...

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