Sharpe's Sword: Richard Sharpe and the Salamanca Campaign, June and July 1812 - Study Guide Part Three, Chapters 21 & 22 Summary & Analysis

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Part Three, Chapters 21 & 22 Summary

The French believe they are following retreating British, but Wellington has ordered a division of British soldiers to turn and march east. The French are marching directly into oncoming infantry. Once the progress of the French has been stopped, the British cavalry attacks the French flank and inflicts massive numbers of casualties.

Sharpe watches the South Essex Battalion and feels guilty about not being with them. The French counter-attack, and victory could go to either side. Despite being warned that his wound could reopen and kill him, Sharpe mounts his horse and rides toward the battle.

In chapter twenty-two, Sharpe takes command of the Light Company. His soldiers are delighted to see Sharpe and they perform well. The French counter-attack is stopped and the French are utterly defeated.

Part Three, Chapters 21 & 22 Analysis

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