Sharpe's Skirmish - Section 2: pages 19-28 Summary & Analysis

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Section 2: pages 19-28 Summary

Like Tubbs, Major Pierre Ducos is not a proper major nor a civilian. He is a functionary for the Emperor and has long discarded pity and mercy. His opinion is important since it may go straight to Napoleon. Napoleon sends Ducos to Spain because the French armies are losing, and just after Ducos' arrival, Marmont's army is destroyed and only Soult's army in the South is winning victories. Ducos rides South to petition Soult for men to help Marmont, France and the Emperor. The idea is not unappealing to Soult as it will add a page of glory to his long record. Since it will surely make Napoleon grateful, Soult sends 6000 men North to attack Wellington's British forces with General Jean Herault in charge. Herault rides North through Toledo with Ducos at his side toward the sleeping enemy where...

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