Sharpe's Gold: Richard Sharpe and the Destruction of Almeida, August 1810 Setting & Symbolism

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Telegraph

A telegraph is hooked up to Wellington's headquarters. The telegraph is a device for the army that uses bladders that go across ropes and transmits messages quickly across a distance. The technology is new and helps Wellington's army communicate more effectively.

Seven-barreled Gun

The seven-barreled gun is carried by Harper and was a Christmas present from Sharpe. Harper is one of the few men that can handle the recoil from the powerful weapon, which is said to have the power of a small cannon. Only a few hundred of the squat guns exist and they were originally made for the Navy.

Sharpe's Sword

Sharpe's sword is a Heavy Calvary sword and is made of heavy steal, 35 inches long, and straight-bladed, and requires a tall, powerful man to wield it.

Eagle

The Eagle is a badge given to Sharpe. A French battalion at Talavera was attacked by Sharpe...

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