Sharpe's Rifles: Richard Sharpe and the French Invasion of Galicia, January 1809 - Chapter 12 Summary & Analysis

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Sharpe is impressed with how quickly Harper is assuming the role of sergeant. Every day, the force prepares for the upcoming battle. Sharpe and Vivar discuss strategy. Sharpe believes that a surprise attack is impossible. Vivar believes that de l'Eclin is good only at offense, not defense. Sharpe says that even if they can capture the town, they will be able to hold it for only three days. Vivar says they need to hold it for only one day. Sharpe thinks about how the French force is four times the combined British and Spanish force. He asks why Vivar cannot wait until the French have left Santiago de Compostela to deliver the banner. Vivar says that a victory is crucial in Santiago de Compostela. Sharpe believes the idea is insane and doomed to failure.

Harper tells Sharpe that the Spanish volunteers will not...

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