(12 Aug 2006). Cornwell gives William the nickname "Silly Billy" and portrays him as being a arrogant fool, but in reality, William's courage and good nature made him very popular with the British, who nicknamed him "Slender Billy".The age 23 Prince William is shown as being responsible for losing the La Haye Sainte farm and the death of two of Sharpe's men. don @ minifie-1. But Cornwell for some reason usually portrays real historical leaders in a negative way. Not only must Sharpe deal with incompetent orders from the Prince of Orange, that lead to slaughter, he confronts his wife's lover, Lord Rossendale, in the midst of battle. Derek Relf. The British, Belgians, Dutch and Prussians unite against him and Sharpe is anxious to re-enlist for this final confrontation. He is put on trial but escapes with Harper and Fredrickson and sets out to find the honest Major Maillot who was coerced into signing the false accusation. Ducos's men have Maillot shot but his widowed sister Lucille hides Sharpe whilst Fredrickson tracks down former foe General Calvet. A book that covers the details of the Battle of Waterloo is 24 Hours at Waterloo by Robert Kershaw. Title: Based on the novel by Bernard Cornwell, "Sharpe's Waterloo" brings maverick British officer Lt. Col. Richard Sharpe to his last fight against the French, in June of 1815. View production, box office, & company info.

He has Sharpe repeatedly refer to them as "frogs" and portrays them as slow marching, rigid, easy targets (even the Imperial Guard, considered the finest troops in Europe at the time). Plus, see what some of your favorite '90s stars look like now. View production, box office, & company info. Although it is true Welington did say something like that (but not to Sharpe) it seems Cornwell wanted to over-emphasize that Wellington had been surprised by the speed of Napoleon's advance, by having him repeat it no less than FIVE times and sound foolish. Use the HTML below.

The war has ended but Jane,wearying of army life,is tricked by a greedy friend into returning to London and spending her husband's money.

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Directed by Tom Clegg. You must be a registered user to use the IMDb rating plugin. Calvet allies with Sharpe to hunt down Ducos and regain the treasure. Keep your little bookworms engaged outside of the classroom with our selection of the very best literary adaptations. Sharpe's Waterloo

Meanwhile, Jane - urged on by a friend - makes some questionable choices. The initial battle at La Haye Sainte in the episode looks more like the historical description of the fighting at Hougoumont. The war has ended but Jane,wearying of army life,is tricked by a greedy friend into returning to London and spending her husband's money. In reality, he was at the forefront of the battle facing the field and was eventually killed by cannon fire. Based on the novel by Bernard Cornwell, "Sharpe's Waterloo" brings maverick British officer Lt. Col. Richard Sharpe to his last fight against the French, in June of 1815. Harper (retired) and riflemen Hagman and Harris at the famous battles of Quatre Bras and Waterloo. This FAQ is empty.

On a positive note, the costumes, locations and sets were very good, although what they show as La Haye Sainte looks more like the Hougoumont Ch√Ęteau on Napoleon's left side, with the larger stone wall and the more extensive woods nearby. Meanwhile Sharpe is set up by defeated Major Ducos and charged with stealing the French imperial treasure. Sharpe is assigned to the Prince of Orange's staff, and is rejoined with Sgt.

Travel back in time to check out the early roles of some of Hollywood's heavy hitters. With Sean Bean, Daragh O'Malley, Abigail Cruttenden, Alexis Denisof. Sharpe is assigned to the Prince of Orange's staff, and is rejoined with Sgt. Not only must Sharpe deal with incompetent orders from the Prince of Orange, that lead to slaughter, he confronts his wife's lover, Lord Rossendale, in the midst of battle. Based on the novel by Bernard Cornwell, "Sharpe's Waterloo" brings maverick British officer Lt. Col. Richard Sharpe to his last fight against the French, in June of 1815. Later at the critical moment when the Imperial Guard was approaching the Allied lines, Sharpe makes the decision for the men who had been laying low on the ground to fire. Later, William's Dutch cavalry at Quatre Bras are portrayed as cowardly and refusing to charge when ordered to do so. Looking for some great streaming picks? Sharpe is assigned... 3 of 6 people found this review helpful. Typical of Cornwell, he does not portray Lord Uxbridge as courageous, despite the fact that at a critical time in the battle at 2:30 PM he led a charge that stopped a French advance. The fact is, William wasn't even in the farm when it was taken (about 6 PM). As usual , Sharpe shows up a senior officer at the start of the film , and get into a duel .The slimy Ducos makes another appearance , schemeing as always , with a plan to get Sharpe into even more trouble . Written by Sharpe is shown shooting William to get him off the battlefield, with MacDuff looking on from a wooden roof window at La Haye Sainte (but the French had just taken La Haye Sainte, and in reality, all the wooden buildings at the farm were burned by the time the French occupied the area). William was actually wounded about a half hour later, in a courageous but futile attempt to take back La Haye Sainte.Cornwell and Clegg have Wellington say "humbug" five times in about 3 minutes.

Directed by Tom Clegg. Harper (retired) and riflemen Hagman and Harris at the famous battles of Quatre Bras and Waterloo. The person who really gave the order at that moment was the allied commander Wellington.