Sharpe's Sword: Richard Sharpe and the Salamanca Campaign, June and July 1812 Setting & Symbolism

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King's German Legion

This is the name of a group of German soldiers who fight for the British Army against France. Captain Lussow, a friend of Sharpe's, leads a group of King's German Legion cavalry.

River Tormes

This is a river in Spain that passes by the city of Salamanca.

The Kligenthal

This is the sword carried by Leroux. Kligenthal (or Klingenthal, as in Klingenthal, Bas-Rhin) is an area in France known for the manufacture of swords.

South Essex Battalion

This is the unit of the British Army that Sharpe is assigned to. A battalion usually consists of 300 to 1,300 soldiers.

The Light Company

This is the portion of the South Essex Battalion under the command of Sharpe. It is composed of both riflemen and regular British soldiers.

Salamanca, Spain

The author, the narrator, and Richard Sharpe consider this to be one of the world's most beautiful cities. It...

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