Sharpe's Sword: Richard Sharpe and the Salamanca Campaign, June and July 1812 - Part Three, Chapters 27 & 28 Summary & Analysis

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Part Three, Chapters 27 & 28 Summary

Four hundred and fifty cavalry charge 1,500 infantry, and Sharpe believes the charge is means certain death for the cavalry. Time and time again the infantry fires and kills cavalry soldiers. Many cavalry horses also die. One horse is shot, and when it falls, the forward momentum causes it to slide toward the infantry. The horse crashes through the infantry soldiers. Other cavalry soldiers see the hole and aim their horses toward the gap. Despite the overwhelming odds, the King's German Legion penetrates the square. The cavalry soldiers begin killing the infantry soldiers, and panic follows. The soldiers in the first square run toward the second square, and the break in the ranks enable the cavalry to also break the second infantry square.

Unlike the cavalry horses, the horse Sharpe rides, the one Helena gave him, is not trained to fight, and Sharpe has...

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