Based on Bernard Cornwell’s best selling novels and set during the Napoleonic wars, Sharpe brings to life all the danger, intrigue and romance of one of the bloodiest periods in the history of warfare.
Finally On DVD! Sharpe’s Rifles & Eagle is the first release from the highly praised, much requested and addictive series of Sharpe action/adventure movies.
Portugal 1809, the Peninsular War in the age of Napoleon. A British sergeant in the 95th Rifles saves the life of Arthur Wellesley, and finds himself promoted to Lieutenant and in charge of a company of Rifles that do no respect him, to carry out a dangerous and vital mission.
Sharpe is a Captain saddled with the South Essex, a battalion run by incompetents and filled with soldiers who have never been in battle. When the South Essex loses its colours (its regimental flag), Sharpe vows to save the honor of the regiment by capturing a French Imperial standard: an eagle.