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"Sharpe's Skirmish" by Bernard Cromwell is a story written about a battle between the English and the French in 1812. In order to secure a path for Wellington's army to reach their supplies, Captain Richard Sharpe and his men must retain control of the fort at San Miguel de Tormes, even when the French attack with General Jean Herault leading them. "Sharpe's Skirmish" provides an interesting fictional account of one aspect of this important historical war.

In the Introduction, the author explains that "Sharpe's Skirmish" was first written in 1998 in a great hurry to be given away with every copy of "Sharpe's Fortress", but since the haste was obvious, this edition has been entirely rewritten. Major Lucius Tubbs welcomes Captain Richard Sharpe to San Miguel. Since the French are gone, their work in the Elysian fields shall be unmolested, and...

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