The war with France has reached a silent time. A French General has the plan to invade France, and set the royalty back on the thrown. There were more of these invasions executed, but with the only result of more loss of men.

Admiral lord Hood thinks it is a good plan to cooperate with the French, the royalists, to put an end to the war with France.

Pellew is ordered to come to the navy headquarters for new orders. When he is at the navy headquarters, he gets his new orders. A plan to invade France. When he sees it, he doubts the plan of the French General Charette will succeed. When he tries to say anything about it, the Admiral gives him no chance to say anything about his opinion of the plan

When the admiral and Pellew walks down stairs, (Pellew going back to his ship) there comes a messenger inside, who is badly injured. And he does not survive. He was the messenger who was carrying a copy of the plan to colonel moncoutant.

Pellew doesn't like the idea that the plan is probably in wrong hands. The admiral though doesn't think this is a problem, and decides that this stays between pellew and the Admiral.

Pellew must (with great doubts) obey his commanding Admiral, and agree with the plan, weil he thinks it is doomed to fail.

 

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On board, all the men are curious what their new mission will be. Pellew doesn't want to say something, but the men can see it isn't so good.

 

 

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At his quarters he explains the plan....

Capt. Pellew

Gentleman, this plan may seem some what... caviller, however it is the Generals plan, once landed to raise an army that which to march on Paris, and place King Louis on the throne.

 

Mister Bracegirdle

That would mean an end to the war, sir.

 

Capt. Pellew

That is the intention Mister Bracegirdle.

 

Hornblower

Sir, are we committed to know where the General Troops will be landing?

 

Capt. Pellew

No, our destination will remain secret until we set sail and than there is no chance of word reaching the French until we arrive.

(Pellew talking to all the man)

In the mean time I wand all despatches in the loading of all the Generals man and supplies as soon as they arrive. Thank you Gentleman.

 

Hornblower

(To Pellew when every body walks away)

Perhaps next week we could toast on the downfalls of the French republic.

 

Capt. Pellew

Yes, Mister Hornblower, That is the plan at least.

 

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Ashore, the French soldiers are walking into the harbour while Hornblower's men are busy loading all the supplies in the boat's

 

Hornblower

Styles, you get those bales along as soon as possible

 

Oldroyd

Frogs?

Matthews

What would they all doing here?

 

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Horatio and Kennedy who are as much surprised as the men.

 

Kennedy

Well what do you make of them Horatio?

 

Hornblower

They seem a little disordered

 

Kennedy

The word shambles might be more appropriate

 

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The English soldiers are marching behind the French troops into the harbour.

 

Oldroyd

Look out for the lobsters

 

Commander of English troops

Battalion, Halt!

(To Hornblower and Kennedy)

Good morning gentleman. Major Edrington, Mighty 50th foot; I've been told someone here could see my men an embarkation on the Indefatigable

 

Hornblower

Lieutenant Hornblower, Acting Lieutenant Kennedy, sir. I will soot you into it myself

 

Major Edrington

Excellent.

 

Kennedy

Your men look very fine major, almost to good for battle.

 

Major Edrington

Really? I usually find the more able the officer the better turn out the man. At least in the army

(Looking disapproval to Styles and his group who are loading the bales into the jolly boat)

 

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In the mean time the French troops are lined up for a speech of General Charette

 

Commander of French troops

Mes camerades houjourdui cette une grand jour, houjourdui nos sommes parcant pour une croisais de secrais afin le libere notre france adore

 

French troops

Yeah

 

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Major Edrington

Do you have any idea what the general is saying?

 

Hornblower

He is saying that today is a great day. The are to save their beloved France

 

General French troops

Ensamble, nous nous patrons jusque a la dore

 

Hornblower

Together we will fight perhaps to the death...

General French troops

Well une couse plus important du monde

 

Hornblower

But it will be for the greatest cause in the world

General

L'histoir vattonir chaque un notre nous

 

Hornblower

Every one of us...

General

wil nos cimenous il y avait pour ton de leur vie

 

Hornblower

Will be remembered by history as men who were not afraid to day down their lives.

 

General

a la France!

 

Hornblower

For France

 

General

a la victoir! vive le roi

 

French troops and the Marquis

Vive le roi 2X

 

Oldroyd

Yeah vive le roi

(ducking at the same time for a hit from Styles)

 

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Major Edrington

I suppose what the man like in discipline thy make up for an enthusiasm

 

Hornblower

Major if you like your personal baggage transferred to the jolly boat, I'll see it reaches the Indefatigable

 

Major Edrington

Very well by the way it might be better if you would redress me as my lord, I'm in fact the Lord of Edrington

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Major Edrington is riding away on his horse.

 

Kennedy

You see Horatio if you'd be rich enough to buy commission as well as a new uniform; you could join the army instead

 

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(Hornblower wend to Marquis de Moncoutant to introduce him self)

 

Hornblower

Lieutenant Hornblower de ces majestee marine de brittanic

 

Marquis

Please monsieur, I have I think English sufficient to be task before us Colonel Marquis de Moncoutant

 

Hornblower

I've been charged with conducting the troop our, sir

 

Marquis

Very good, my men are prepared. I'm looking forward to our trip monsieur; I have always enjoyed the see air.

( to the man who are transferring a big heavy thing)

 

Be careful, that is my personal baggage. Don't drop it! Idiots!

 

The man are loading a big heavy thing into the jolly boat, when they almost drop it, the all can see what it is and they are all shocked when they recognise what it is.

 

Hornblower

It is yours, sir

 

Marquis

Indeed mister Hornblower it is mine

 

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On board the Indefatigable

 

Hornblower

All man and supply's on board sir

 

Pellew

Oui, mister Hornblower signal the convoy

 

Hornblower

Aye Aye sir

 

Pellew

Mister Bowls, prepare to weigh anchor,

 

Bolws

Aye Aye sir

(Shouting to the man on deck)

Prepare to weigh anchor, 'man the capstan

 

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Captain Pellew just received the paper who told him where he must go ashore and he looked it up on the maps of Brittany where he can find it exactly place of landing.

 

Pellew

(with great doubts)

Quiberon...

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On deck are Styles, Oldroyd and Matthews fighting with a Frenchman who "stole" a chicken

 

(They are all speaking trough each other)

Not yours! Understand then?

 

Hornblower walking to the shouting group of man finding out what is going on there

 

Hornblower

What is going on here?

Styles

This bugger was after picking this chicken, the officer's chickens.

 

Matthews

Steeling is again lag in a fence sir

 

Hornblower

Yes Matthews I'm aware of the articles of war, but thank you

 

Oldroyd

Ha, well that's than off for you than frog!

 

Hornblower

How about this man may not be? Has anyone troubled them selves with explaining messing arrangements to these men?

 

Matthews

Not our source sir

 

Hornblower

Let him go

 

Styles

You let him go sir?

 

Hornblower

Styles, these people are our guests and in that such you will extend them every currency and kindness wail there're aboard

 

Styles

But I mean they are frogs sir. The frog is the enemy sir

 

Hornblower

These frogs stiles, these are the good frogs

 

Styles

A frog is a frog sir and the only good frog is a dead frog sir

 

Matthew's

Mister Hornblower you mind my words sir

 

Hornblower

All right that's enough about your work!

 

Matthew's

Aye Aye sir

 

Hornblower

Styles,

 

Styles

Sir?

 

Hornblower

Put the chicken back Styles

 

Styles

Ooh but sir....

 

Hornblower

STILES

 

Styles

Sorry

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Hornblower knocks on pellew's door for bringing his report to the captain.

 

Pellew

Come

Hornblower

Report from the poop deck sir. Wind still from the north, course ferry

 

Pellew

Thank you Mister Hornblower.

Mister Hornblower?

 

Hornblower

Sir?

 

Pellew

A word of you please? How are the men taking their new travelling companions?

 

Hornblower

As well might expect Sir, They're having a view misgivings about their presence but nothing at to worry

 

Pellew

Misgivings what kind of misgivings?

 

Hornblower

I think they have a little difficulty seeing the Generals troops as allies, when only yesterday any Frenchman was the enemy

 

Pellew

But you have made clear to them they've to give the general their full support

 

Hornblower

Yes sir very clear

 

Pellew

Good, good

And your self, what do you thing of the general and his plan

 

Hornblower

I thing he is bowled sir

 

Pellew

Bowled? Is that all?

 

Hornblower

Not knowing the general ore his plan in detail, I wouldn't presume to judge sir

 

Pellew

Ah prudent enough answer

 

Hornblower

There is also some speculation about our destination sir

 

Pellew

What would you say if I would tell you we are heading to the coast of Brittany, what would be your guess than?

 

Hornblower

(after some short calculations)

In that case I would say Quiberron bay sir

 

Pellew

Would you? why?

 

Hornblower

From my recollection Quiberron force a good landing, it is the logical choice

 

Pellew

Your recollection is correct. Let us pray Mister Hornblower the French republicans don't share you logic. Ore otherwise Quiberron bay may not be such a welcoming spot after all

 

They are both surprised that the spot is so easily to predict.

 

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Some hours later In the Captain's quarters General Charette is explaining the plan to all the officers in detail.

 

General Charette

(explaining the plan in pellew's quarters)

 

We have to stop the artillery of the republic here, from moving against us though musiack, west to Quiberron, Here

 

(Pointing the place on the map before him)

Allors, le Colonel Moncoutant, he will lead a group of man to take control of the bridge at musiack, here

(pointing)

le colonel is ah... Marquis de musiack. He is ah... the lord of that village, so he knows the regent very well

 

Mister Bracegirdle

(to Colonel Moncoutant)

You must be glad returning home to musiack Colonel. No doubt that the people will welcome you

 

Colonel Moncoutant

(to Mister Bracegirdle)

Most of them will Mister Bracegirdle. Some will be sorry to see me, but I will be glad of the encounter

 

Pellew

Ah, Colonel Moncoutant requires the company Mighty 50th foot to secure ore destroy the bridge of musiack.

Major Edrington?

 

Lord Edrington

I believe my men are up to the task captain.

 

Colonel Moncoutant

Monsieur I protest, as lord of musiack the honour of defending of the bridge should fall to my men.

 

Lord Edrington

(to colonel Moncoutant)

With respect, Colonel, your men have not seen action for several years well as...

 

Colonel Moncoutant

(to Lord Edrington, beginning to speak a little faster)

You do question the competence of our French troops, Major

 

Lord Edrington

(to colonel Moncoutant)

Colonel I admit their like of recent experience...

 

Colonel Moncoutant

(to Lord Edrington, angry)

You do question it. No, I would not allow it.

 

Hornblower

(to both men)

Gentleman, surely we are all allies here as long as our campaign is successful, we would all share the honours

 

General Charette

Monsieur Honblower is right, to restore the king that is our only concern.

 

Lord Edrington

As you wish, Colonel

 

Capt. Pellew

May I suggest Colonel, that one of my officers acts as the axon between your self and Lord Edrington?

(To Hornblower)

You seem to have a grace of the situation mister Honblower; perhaps you like to volunteer?

 

Hornblower

Uh yes sir

 

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On deck where Styles, Matthwes and Oldroyd are doing their usual job...

 

Hornblower

We will take 2 twelve ponders and enough powder to destroy a bridge

 

Matthews

Ah what size is the bridge, sir?

 

Hornblower

Well I'd imagine it's a bit bigger than the river, Matthews

 

Matthews

Sir?

Hornblower

Ah never mind... take 10 extra power cost to be sure

 

Matthews

Aye Aye sir

 

Styles

Bagging you pardon mister Hornblower sir, but why can't take the frenzies their own cannon.

 

Hornblower

Styles it might have escaped you noticed, Styles but General Charette's troops don't have any cannon

 

Styles

Well I don't mind let them take ours, sir

 

Hornblower

Yesterday you were prepared to hang a man for taking a chicken but today you are willing to give them our guns, very generous decided that the Fence are all right after all, have you styles?

 

Styles

No

 

Hornblower is walking over the deck. Colonel Moncoutant is signalling to Hornblower that he is required to talk to him about the situation.

 

Colonel Moncoutant

Your men are un-lucked to go ashore with us?

 

Hornblower

On the contrary, sir they are all quite eager

 

Colonel Moncoutant

I'm happy to hear it, with the help of your men I hope to see my home restored to something of its formal glory

 

Hornblower

They will do anything in their power, sir

 

Colonel Moncoutant

I think you are a stranger to my country mister Hornblower. You can not imagine what these republicans are capable of. There is no place they would not befoul, nothing they would not dispatch

 

Hornblower

Let's hope your fears are unfounded

 

Colonel Moncoutant

You do not know these people they are barbarians, but order will be restored monsieur you may depend on it.

 

A few hours later they reach the beach where the first part of General Charette's plan is going ashore; Colonel Monouton and Lord Edrington to defend the bridge.

Of course Hornblower is with them.

Mister Bowles

Captain, landing beach in sight sir

 

Pellew

Very good Mister Bowles all hands shorten sail

 

Mister Bowles

Aye Aye, sir

(to all hands on deck)

All hands shorten sail!

Pellew

Mister Hornblower the beach is in sight, prepare to disburden, please.

 

Hornblower

Aye aye sir

 

Pellew

Mister Hornblower

 

Hornblower

Sir?

 

Pellew

You will be on France soil the enemy all around be on your guard, take care. And do not assume the situation is save until you can convince yourself that it is so

 

Hornblower

I will keep it in mind, sir

 

Pellew

Good, I trust you will not abandon your prudence of yesterday

 

Hornblower

Well no sir I would not

 

Pellew

Carry on mister Hornblower

 

General Charette

You are concerned for his safety Captain

 

Pellew

I'm concerned for the safety of all my man, General

 

General Charette

But the Lieutenant in particularly ha?

 

Pellew

He is one of my best officers, and despite his like of years I would regret his loss

 

General Charette

Than let me reassure you. I'm confident that within a few days whole a France will be behind us, and than your young Lieutenant would be able to tell his grandchildren how he helped restore the flag of king Louis to it's right full place, to flag once more over the secret soil of France

 

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Almost every thing is present at the beach. The men, the cannons and the powder.

Kennedy and Hornblower are talking weal they are landing on the French beach.

They are talking about Kennedy's time as a prisoner of war, when Hornblower met

him again by present after a few years. Kennedy was gone mad by the circumstances in that time. He helped Hornblower to break out. The first time failed though. They were declared free by the king of Spain when they saved sailors of a Spanish ship in big trouble, when she runned up to the cliffs in a very bad storm. But this time it is

a good weather, and good prospects to this campaign.

 

Horatio

(Hornblower)

Archie, so how does it feel to be back at his side of the channel

 

Archie

(Kennedy)

Better with a pistol and cannon the hand,

We need some kind of transport to get the guns and powder to the bridge

 

Hornblower

I'll see what Colonel Moncoutant has in mind

 

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Weil Hornblower walks to Colonel Moncoutant, he sees Lord Edrington...

 

Lord Edrington

Well it is more than that machine than anything else. If that is the only thing to reach musiack. Are your men ready to move Mister Hornblower?

 

Hornblower

Yes, my Lord, beside for our cannon.

 

Lord Edrington

(looking to two man who are swimming in the sea)

My god if that is one of ours I will have them flogged

 

Hornblower

Those are the French troops I believe

 

Lord Edrington

Would be, what do they think they're here for?

 

Marquis de Moncoutant

Gentleman, are you ready to advance?

 

Lord Edrington

My men are ready, sir

 

Marquis de Moncoutant

(taking that as a fence)

What? What are you saying?

 

Hornblower

Colonel I believe we still need transport for our cannon

 

Marquis de Moncoutant

That is already taken care of. When you are ready we will proceed

Musiack awaits Gentleman.

 

 

While colonel Moncoutant talks, there is a car full of dung riding towards them, for the transport of the cannon

 

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Styles is charged to clean the dung car

 

Styles

This stuff bloody stinks at least what they could do is clear her out

 

Kennedy

Styles, that is how bless think of that...

 

(not finishing his sentence because Styles throws by accident some dung on his boot)

 

 Just be glad you're not carrying those cannons all the way to the village.

 

(to Horatio)

From acting Lieutenant, to Commander of a dung car no more than a step, my carrier is looking up. 

 

Major Edrington is riding on a horse to Kennedy and Hornblower who are looking how the car is been cleared

 

Lord Edrington

Mister Hornblower, as you and I are the senior British officers I think we should advance together

 

Lord Edrington brought a horse for mr. Hornblower, but he hesitates, because he can't ride a horse.

 

Lord Edrington

Come sir, if you prefer the dung car.

 

Hornblower

Ha'mm

 

Hornblower try's to come on top of the horse but the horse is walking circles around him. Hornblower feels that he makes a fool out of himself

 

Lord Edrington 

I see now why you chose the navy.

 

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In the mean time on the indefatigable...

 

Mister Bracegirdle

All man and supply's a shore sir all boats returned

 

Pellew

Thank you mister Bracegirdle. Signal all ships to make sail

 

Mister Bracegirdle

Aye aye sir

 

Pellew

Mister Bowles, set course to Quiberon please

 

Mister Bowles

Aye aye sir

 

Pellew

we shall head west to land General Charettes main force.

 

A few hours later...

 

Pellew

Course, Mister Bowles?

 

Mister Bowles

West by north sir

We'll be there with this wind sir if the gods been send with us

 

Pellew

Perhaps when we get to Quiberron Mister Bowles I wand to verheave to as close in shore as possible. Once unloading is complete we will remain there on station

 

Mister Bowles,

Remain sir, I thought...

 

Pellew

Sophia, Dumbarton and Catherine will return home to England but we, we stay

 

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On land, where Hornblower, Major Edrington and Marquis de Moncoutant are on their ways to reach Musiack, Hornblower and Major Edrington are standing for the bridge they must hold for their campaign.

 

Major Edrington

 Well Mister Hornblower there is our objective, you think you can hold it?

 

Hornblower

It must, if we don't hold it we will destroy it. General Charette is counting on us

 

Major Edrington

Well in that case...

 

Marquis de Moncoutant came to them to make clear to Major Edrington where he can station his man

 

Marquis de Moncoutant

Major Edrington, you will find a ford beyond the village you will station your man there in your course.

Hornblower

Mister Kennedy, have the man settled the cannon to cover the seven approach? We will settle the gunpowder when I return from the village

 

Kennedy

Aye Aye Mister Hornblower

You heard Matthews

 

Matthews

Aye Aye sir

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In the mean time in the Indefatigable...

 

Mister Bracegirdle

Quiberron bay sir

Pellew

Very good Mister Bracegirdle

Take us in shore and heave to

Mister Bracegirdle

Aye aye sir

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When Hornblower, Major Edrington, Marquis de Moncoutant and his troops arrive to the village...

 

Marquis de Moncoutant

Now the people will welcome me home.

Honourable  

 

They are riding into the town, it is very quiet on the streets in the village.

 

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In mean time on the Indefatigable...

 

Mister Bracegirdle

Captain, signal from the Catharine they're ready to begin to disembarkation the troops

 

Pellew

Very good Mister Bracegirdle. Make our own Preparations

 

Mister Bracegirdle

Aye Aye sir

Pellew

General, I would deem it a favour if you would allow one of my officers to accompany you a shore to send back regularly reports.

 

General Charette

Reports?

 

Pellew

Yes, Admiral Lord Hood has ordered that we remain here until your progress is assured

 

General Charette

But why?

 

Pellew

I believe the admiral wishes us here to remain. As a place of retreat, in case you meet more resistance then anticipated.

 

General Charette

Very well sir Edward, thank you for you Honesty. But I can assure you that those reports, they will only carry good news

 

Pellew

I pray so, sir

(to his self humbling)

I pray so

 

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When Hornblower, major Edrington, Marquis de Moncoutant and his troops ride into the village

 

Marquis de Moncoutant

Je suis revenue

Forry? You forry vous faites voulais

 

Forry

Je suis le maire Monsieur

 

Marquis de Moncoutant

Le maire?

(to his troups)

He says he is the mayor.

(To Forry)

You are the linen matchmandt your business is under wear

 

Forry

Not any longeur Monsieur. And by authority....

 

Marquis de Moncoutant

Authority? What of authority I am the Marquis take off that ridicules thing

 

Forry

Je regrette Monsieur

 

Marquis de Moncoutant

You rat

I wand the people brought out of here to welcome me home.

Gentle man if you please

 

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In the house of the village (house of marquis) is it a terrible mess, so the Marquis lost control over himself. When the group of men came in the kitchen, they saw 2 man burning books as fuel for the fire.

 

Marquis de Moncoutant

Arrest them!

Forry

You have no right they've done nothing...

 

Marquis de Moncoutant

No right? By what right have you destroyed my home

 

Forry

Monsieur this house has become for the use of the people

 

Marquis de Moncoutant

Silence!

 

In an other room, the Marquis sees a few of his paintings standing to the wall

 

Where are the rest of my paintings, my art collection?

 

Forry

Monsieur marquis...

Marquis de Moncoutant

Where!?

 

Forry

Thay had no practical use; they were used as fuel for the fires

 

Marquis de Moncoutant

Burned?

 

Outside where the welcome ceremony would take place hang 2 flags of the republicans.

 

Marquis de Moncoutant

Remove those flags

 

Forry

No monsieur je regrette

 

Marquis de Moncoutant

Remove them!

 

Forry

Allons son father la patrie_____  le jour le kloir et arrive contre nous de la tiranie les contante soen glore reve mentenant son la reve alons se nous dans le papaje

 

The whole crowd sang along with Forry but when the Marquis took his pistol and shoot Forry right in the heart the crowd stopped singing.

But one boy in the crowd didn't stop Marquis walks towards him and stops a few yards before him...

 

Marquis de Moncoutant

(to a soldier who is standing in a line for the welcoming of Marquis)

Give me your pistol

 

Soldier

Colonel....?

Marquis de Moncoutant

Give me your pistol!

 

Woman

No monsieur, please he's a child he doesn't understand

 

Marquis de Moncoutant

Than I will make him understand

 

Woman

No please, please

 

Hornblower

Who is coming towards Marquis in tries also to stop the Colonel

Colonel, for god sake. The town in yours why waste powder on the child he could use no harm.

All is well.

 

Marquis de Moncoutant

(to the crowd)

Je suis Marquis Il forme mon beu!!

Vive le roi

 

Hornblower

Mademoiselle take these children away.

 

Woman

Thank you monsieur, thank you.

 

Edrington

I think that the welcome ceremony is now over.

 

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Some where else on the frence coast captain Pellew set general Charette ashore.

The General and mr. Bolws who has to send the regulary reports to the Indefatigable are arriving to the first town. All the people of the village are standing out side screaming and welcoming them. On the contrary of the Marquis.

 

General Charette

You see monsieur Bolws, the people are happy to see us

 

Bolws

Aye sir. I tough we would meet more resistance than this

 

General Charette

The republicans, the have no stomach to fight

 

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At the bridge is Hornblower's men are placing the powder

 

Oldroid

Three bowls already placed sir. And this will be the forth. That might be well enough to bring this down when the war comes

 

Hornblower

I think we'll put two more bowls over the side here just to be sure.

 

Matthews

Bagging you pardon, sir. But if the enemy is expected from that side (pointing left) and we would blow the bridge up, and we would be at that side (pointing too the right) how do we get back to the beach?

 

Hornblower

We don't our orders are to hold this position at all costs.

 

Stiles

Surrounded by frogs and no where to go.

 

Hornblower

Stiles

Stiles

Yes, sir. Sorry, sir.

 

Matthews

(under the bridge)

There's more than bloody frogs down here, sir.

 

Hornblower

Carry on men

Archie,

Archie

Hum hum, yes?

 

Hornblower

I think I'm going to see how major Edrington is faring at the ford, will you take charge?

 

Archie

Yes, Yes of course.

Matthews is right tough Horatio, if we have to blow up the bridge we will be cut off

 

Horatio

I know

Archie

A frightened thing to die at some one else's war

 

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In town

 

Hornblower

My lord is everything well?

 

Edrington

Well? Look at this place mister Horblower. No artillery would dare to cross and if they tried, my mama could beat them off with a parasol.

 

Hornblower

They may send infantry as well

 

Edrington

The may but to be plain with you mister Hornblower, my greatest fear is that they would ignore this place all together and concentrate on the bridge they should cross...

 

Hornblower

You do not trust my men...

 

Edrington

I do not doubt your men Mister Hornblower. But I have no confidence that the frogs would stand and support you.

 

Hornblower

I see but General Charette ...

 

Edrington

General Charette isn't here our commanding officer is colonel Moncoutant and from his earlier exhibitions it is clear whatever his rank he is no soldier.

Never underestimate the enemy, but never overestimate an ally particularly one who is court up in his own affairs. We can report to him, let's see what he is up to.

 

 

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By General Charette...

 

General Charette

I think this is a good place to make camp monsieur Blows the man, they can rest and tomorrow, tomorrow we take Quiberrant. On y va!

 

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Hornblower and Edrington are riding into the town.

Hornblower is leaning a way over the side of the horse, the horse wouldn't listen to him.

 

Hornblower

Damn this animal, what it need is a rudder

 

Edrington

Show it its master

 

Hornblower

I don't need to, it knows

 

When they are riding further into the town, they see the guillotine.

 

Hornblower

I heard it set off. The guillotine it is effective submersing troubles in an army off five thousand men.

 

Edrington

Do you think it takes five thousand men to submerse these people? I look at a hand full could do it.

 

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Marquis de Moncoutant gave order to destroy (ore ruin) a school where the woman (Mariette) works. The children run away and the school is totally destroyed Hornblower and Edrington see it happen, but they can't do anything about it because Moncoutant is inviting them for a dinner that evening.

 

Moncoutant

Ah monsieur's, just the man I need. Gentleman I trust I would have the pleasure of having your company at dinner tonight?

 

Hornblower

(walking towards the school but he is holded back by Edrington)

Dinner?

 

Edrington

We look forward to it Colonel

Marquis de Moncoutant

Excellent shall we say eight o'clock?

 

Edrington

(still holding back Hornblower)

 

Come monsieur Hornblower our man will be expecting us. There's nothing we could do here.

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On the Indefatigable in the mean time.

 

Bracegirdle

Message from Mister Bowles sir.

 

Capt. Pellew

Well?

 

Bracegirdle

General Charette has made camp for the night.

 

Capt. Pellew

Has he met any resistance?

 

Bracegirdle

No sir

 

Capt. Pellew

Yes, but why is it so easy? The republicans could had put up lines of difference anywhere unless...

 

Bracegirdle

Unless what sir

 

Capt. Pellew

Mister Bracegirdle have you wandered why we have been ordered to remain here?

 

Bracegirdle

I have assumed it was to provide a place of retreat of General Charette circumstances turned against him.

 

Capt. Pellew

Aye, but only one ship? When it took four to bring him here

 

Bracegirdle

Sir, if General Charette is really forced to retreat...

 

Capt. Pellew

It is not expected that he will return with more than a quarter of the man he set out with. The mathematics of defeat Mister Bracegirdle.

 

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In town are Hornblower and Edrington at the table of

Marquis de Moncoutant eating...

 

Marquis de Moncoutant

You see gentleman. The republic, country run by peasants, is a contradiction off all natural laws. Observe if you will, how my house has suffered during my absence. The peasants could not look after it, because they have no grading, and also no intelligence. Entrust them with fine furniture, painting they seem only to fire wood they probable used my best brandy to enlight the blades.

Hornblower

Forgive me sir, but I have always held the truth that any man may better himself however humbled the situation.

 

Marquis de Moncoutant

But to what purples? Monsieur I remember I once had a horse witch for amusement I taught to count off the days of the week. Did this make him a scholar? No shall he, he remained a horse and so with the peasant.

 

Hornblower

Surely the Colonel give them a chance to learn...

Marquis de Moncoutant

No monsieur Hornblower, I think you are a revolutionary at heart your self.

 

Hornblower

Indeed I am not sir

 

Marquis de Moncoutant

I began to suspect it at the square this afternoon actually.

 

Hornblower

I take a fence at that sir.

 

Marquis de Moncoutant

But I tease you of course

(To all)

But monsieur my country is the fareast you see. It's today precisely because certain good souls like yourself believe they can teach the peasant to think. Major Edrington, like myself you hold aristocratic title surely you will support me in this.

 

Edrington

Colonel you have obviously give the matter more thought than I however I thank god daily for the good fortune of my birth. I'm certain I'd made a miserable peasant.

 

Marquis de Moncoutant

(To marriette)

Marriette bien ici! Bien!

(To all)

Take this woman, she's a peasant she works in my house as her mother did before her but in the days of the republic they made her a teacher. Was this simple creature put on this earth to teach grammar, he? It is much better to leave her free to do what se does best he?

 

Marriette

I suis peut être une pesalle, je ne suis pas une annimale.

 

 

Marquis de Moncoutant

She says she is not an animal...

 

Hornblower

There is no need to translate her words sir, I understood her France as she clearly understood your English.

 

Edrington

Have a care Mister Hornblower

 

Hornblwer

So it is self-evidence, sir she can not be so ignorant as you where so anxious to make her.

 

Marquis de Moncoutant

Once again monsieur I hear the rebel in you.

 

Hornblower

Than you mistake yourself again sir, for I am no rebel. I hope I am a gentleman and that I will treat any woman with respect.

 

Marquis de Moncoutant

Enough!

(To marriete)

Allez

(To all)

I will not argue with that common sailor in the British Navy.

 

Hornblwer

Before you slight a common sailor, sir. May I remind you that the British Navy and it's common sailors has conversed your graces person dues far without incident ore injury. Good night gentlemen.

 

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Hornbower left the room...

 

Marquis de Moncoutant

Now where is our destert

 

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Outside Hornblower sees Mariette

 

Hornblower

Madmoiselle, I bag your pardon

 

Mariette

So we are no more than the animals

 

Hornblower

I assure you madmoiselle it is not the view I share nor would wish to hear expressed

 

Mariette

You've been kind once again you have tried to help me

 

Hornblower

I did no more than my conscience dictated

 

Mariette

But now I'm afraid there's nothing more you can do for me

 

Hornblower

Mademoiselle... at least allow me to escort you home

 

Mariette

There's no need to trouble yourself

 

Hornblower

I assure you it is no trouble... It would be a pleasure

 

Mariette

Very well thank you today I think there is only one lord in mastern France

 

Hornblower

Mademoiselle?

 

Mariette

That machine for Moncoutant ore the republicains it is the same. Does he think he makes us love him this way?

 

Hornblower

I'm afraid I'm not previous with the Colonels plans

Mariette

Than what are you doing here?

 

Hornblwer

I'm here to do my duty

 

Mariette

And ah... what is that, your duty?

 

Hornblower

We will hold the bridge until we're told to leave

 

Mariette

Ore until you are forced to leave.

When they arrive at her house, the school...

 

Mariette

So the children have an unexpected holiday.

 

Hornblower

I'm sure when the Colonel's more settled...

 

Mariette

For twenty years I've lived like a dumb farm animal I have no desire live like that again.

 

Hornblower

Nor will you. I will not let it happen. You have my word on it

 

Mariette

I accept your kindness monsieur but not your word. You do not know where you're talking about.

 

Hornblower

At least I'm here you'll come to no harm madmoiselle, I swear it

 

Mariette

And when you are gone?

 

Hornblower

You do not know me madmoiselle if you knew me, you would not me so quick to doubt me

 

Mariette

It is not you I doupt. It is this place

 

Hornblower

I will protect you

 

2 French druken soldiers are knocking on the door. Hornblower opens the door...

 

Hornblower

On you way back to the bridge, both of you!

 

Soldiers

I'm sorry monsiuer! Officers first naturely apres vous

 

Hornblower

I do not think they'll be back. But atleast allow me to protect you from them.

 

Mariette

I'd be glad if you did

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At the bridge

 

Matthews

Is everything alright sir?

Kennedy

Yes, fine thank you Matthews

 

BOOM BOOM

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Mariette's place: By the noise of the cannon's mariette awakes. Hornblower aswakes short after her, and when he hears the sound knows it is the bridge who is in danger he runs towards the bridge as fast as he can.

Mariette

What is it?!

 

Hornblower

The Bridge! Stay here.

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At the Bridge

 

Kennedy

Reload quick!

BOOM BOOM BOOM.

 

Kennedy

Fire reload and than soot at my point.

 

Matthews

Sir we can't see anything, sir!

 

Kennedy

Do what I tell you!

 

Edrington

What is going on Mister Hornblower

 

Hornblower

I don't know sir

 

Kennedy

Fire! Reload!

 

Hornblower

Archy where are they what do you see?!

 

Archy

Hurry come on man hurry

 

Hornblower

Archy... Mister Kennedy report!

Kennedy

They took us by surprise; they came out of nowhere

 

Hornblower

Keep your heads down men, don't give them a target!

 

Mathews

Ok Stiles

 

Stiles

Ready?

 

Mathews

Ready

 

Stiles

He!

 

Hornblower

Hold your fire! Hold your fire!

 

Major Edrington

Cease-fire!

(to Mr. Kennedy)

Any attempt on the bridge?

 

Kennedy

Uh no, sir

 

Edrington

(to Kennedy)

Very well, I suggest you reform your men.

 

Kennedy

Yes. Aye, Aye sir

Come on man stand to

 

Major Edrington

(to Hornblower)

They made good time.

 

Hornblower

But where is their artillery, why attack without it?

 

On board of the Indefatigable they are hearing the sound of the cannons, and they are worrying what it can be

 

Bracegurtle

At firs we thought it might be thunder sir

 

Pellew

No mister Bracegurtle that is cannon.

What in gods name is the French artillery doing this far west, it should be miles over there to the south of musiack!

 

...I fear the generals campaign is over before it is began

 

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Ashore with General Charette.

They are being attacked by the republicans, and are outnumbered.

 

Mr. Bowls

General, I've counted at least 30 artillery pieces right against us

 

General Charettete

They made a trap for us, and we've walked straight into it

 

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On board the indefatigable they are suspecting what is happening.

 

Pellew

Have we received word from Mr. Bowls?

 

Bracegurtle

No sir, there've been no further reports.

 

Pellew

Send an escort of men ashore.

They are to reach general Charrette with all speed and report back on his situation

 

Bracegurtle

 

Aye Aye sir.

If the cannon fire stopped I fear we must assume the worst

 

Pellew

If you where just...

Send the men ashore Mr. Bracegurttle.

 

Bracegurttle

Aye Aye sir

 

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On land, the General Charette is in deep trouble. The republicans are marching towards them and they can't stop them.

 

An officer of the General.

A mon siniours, fire!

 

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The landing party of Mr. Hornblower isn't under fire at the moment, but they still have to be careful.

 

Hornblower

Archie, no sign from their artillery?

 

Archie

Not yet.

 

Hornblower

I think I'll see the major at the fort.

 

Archie

Horatio, when they start to shooting, I panicked. I knew I was doing it, but I couldn't stop myself. It was the suddenness as you see...

 

Horatio

It was the same for all of us

 

Archie

But an officer even an acting lieutenant has no business to panic

 

Horatio

Archie you have nothing to fear from the enemy

 

Archie

They mend to kill us Horatio

 

Horatio

Aye of course they do. But their powder is no threat to us, at this distance they'd be hard to press a boomed door If you'd just stay calm, keep yourself out of their sights; they can not possibly touch you.

All right.

 

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At the general's camp, the republicans are now inside and the men of General Charette are fighting until they die. But unfortunately they don't stand a chance

 

General Charette

We are finished Mr. Bowls.

 

Bowls

Not yet sir

 

General Charette

Save yourself if you can.

This is not your war Mr. Bowls. You should not have to die here.

 

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Hornblower is arriving on the camp of major Edrington. The Enemy is also active on that side of the village. When he walked to the major, he's been shot right after his feet.

 

Edrington

Careful Mr. Hornblower. We have a few wasps here who are anxious to sting.

 

Hornblower

So I see my lord.

Do you have any indication of their number?

 

Edrington

Hard to tell they displace their position constantly

 

Hornblower

Just the same at the bridge.

 

Edington

I have little time for enemy who don't show its face I don't see the game by such display

 

Hornblower

We must inform Marquis de Moncoutant

 

 

Edrington

By all means if you can distract him from his concerns of the village. Your own concerns there last night I trust they concluded satisfaction.

 

Hornblower

Uh... Yes thank you my lord. I'll try to get to the Colonel

 

Edrington

Mr. Hornblower If you should speak to him, a little more diplomacy wouldn't go a miss

 

Hornblower

Yes my lord

 

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On deck of the Indefatigable Mr. Pellew is waiting for the escort to return with any information about general Charette and mister bowls.

 

Bracegurtle

The shore party has returned

 

Pellew

Well Mr. Bracegurtle

 

Bracegrutle

They failed to make contact with general Charettes camp.

 

Pellew

it is as we suspected than.

 

Bracegrutle

All men are believed lost sir

 

Pellew

I stand before you a man accused Mr. Bracegurtle

 

Bracegurtle

Caused sir, by whom

 

Pellew

By my own self. I believed this campaign was a foreign hope. And yet I held my thong

 

Bracegurtle

For what reason, sir?

 

Pellew

I was ordered to remain silent

 

Bracegurtle

Than the responsibility does not lie with you sir, it is with those who gave the orders.

 

Pellew

In principal perhaps, but what of conscious Mr. Bracegurtle? And what of my orders to remain here, must I also follow that, fore if I doe that, it is certain more lives would be lost, now that republican forces have defeated Charette, surely they would turn next to musiack. I'd disobey my order? Ore do I stay here and wait for the dead to return.

 

Bracegurtle

The mathematics of defeat

 

Pellew

Indeed. A hateful equation and I do not have the answer

 

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Ashore Hornblower's men are still busy to defeat the republicans. Sometimes there falls a shot. Matthews and Stiles are trying to locate some man bay holding a hat up and see how the holes of the bullet are in the Hat.

 

Mathews

I've got him, up a bit.

 

Stiles

There he goes

 

Mathews

A bit more

 

Stiles

There you go

 

Mathews

Stand back

 

After the shot

 

Oldroyd

Got ya you frog!

 

He is leaning over the protecting wooden wall, with a man next to him. The republicans shoot the man right between the eyes, in one shot.

 

Kennedy

Delay firing; don't waste the powder

 

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In town: Moncouton is setting every single man on trial. He accuses them of treason.

 

Colonel Moncoutant

Jon Fabië you have been founded guilty of sedition and treason and have been sensed to death by order of the lord of musiack.

Vive le roi

 

 

The woman of the man who is going to be killed can't believe it and is trying to preventthe soldiers of bringing him to the guillotine

 

Woman

No no no no no!! Oh no

 

Colonel Moncoutant

 

Mr. Hornblower should you not be at the bridge?

 

Hornblower

Colonel the enemy continues to put out disparity fire but there is still no sign form their artillery

 

Colonel Moncoutant

They show themselves well, I'd expected no more. Thank you Mr. Hornblower

 

Hornblower

Sir, may I suggest you'd accompany me back to the bridge I have no doubt that we would all benefit from your assessment of the enemy.

 

Colonel Moncoutant

Thank you for your invitation Mr. Hornblower, but as you can see, I'm rather preoccupied at present

 

The man who has just founded guilty is killed, and the colonel has the next man before him to send to death.

 

Hornblower.

Sir, I must strongly advise that you come to the bridge at once, the enemy sir.... Colonel Moncoutant is ignoring Hornblower completely and wands to go further with the trial.

 

Colonel Moncoutant

Name? What is this man's name?

 

Hornblower

Sir, I can not understand why you proceeds with these...executions when the enemy remains large and unaccounted for.

 

 

Marquis de Moncoutant

Enough Mr. Hornblower, as you can see, I have business here in the thong. If you wish to scout for them, I will not prevent you. But I am your commanding officer, and in my experience that the absence of the enemy as good news good day monsieur.

Name?

 

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On deck the indefatigable. Mr. Pellew made his decision to go to musiack, to get his men away from there, and to save as much lives as possible, if it is not to late.

 

Pellew

Prepare to set sail Mr. Bracegurtle. Before we lose the wind.

 

Bracegurtle

For musiack sir?

Aye Aye sir.

What of Mr. Blows sir?

 

Pellew

We must assume him lost with the others

 

Bracegurtle

All hands to make sail!

 

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A shore Kennedy and his men are still under fire, not as heavy as first, but sometimes there falls a shot. Oldroyd can't take it anymore and panics.

 

Oldroyd

She wanna fight e? Is that what she wand?

 

He gets his gun, and begins to shoot to the bushes, because he is going crazy of the shooting.

 

Kennedy

Keep your head ore you will lose it

Kennedy is getting him behind the protecting wall again, ore else he could have been shot.

 

Is that understood? Do you understand Oldroyd?

Good man

 

On sea, the Indefatigable lies still in the water, and they are not coming anything forwards, becouse there isn't any wind.

 

Pellew

As idle as a painted ship upon a painted ocean.

 

Bracegurtle

Sir?

 

Pellew

We have no wind Mr. Bracegurtle. We are becalmed

Call away the boats Mr. Bracegurtle

 

Bracegurtle

Call away the boats!

 

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Ashore

Major Edrington thinks it's time to do some action, he goes with a battalion on the search for republicans.

 

Edrington

So major, form battalions to search the river.

It's time to smoke these wasps out of their nests.

 

Man

Yes my lord

 

CUT TO:

Hornblower walks through the area where there has been some shooting. He is thinking why the republicans aren't sending any artillery.

 

CUT TO:

Weal he is thinking, Major Edington is on his search for the republicans. He does meet some resistance, but not many.

 

An Officer of Edrington

Battalion halt!

Right face!

3and 1 Present!

3 and 1 fire!

 

CUT TO:

Hornblower is still walking, when he ends at a broken car. He found a bag, with a hat of the republicans' artillery sign. Now he knows that this mission is going to be very difficult to succeed.

 

Hornblower

...Artilarry...

 

CUT TO:

Edrington found some resistance of republicans, and is eliminating them.

 

Officer

Number 1; fires

Number 2; fires

Number 3; fires

 

CUT TO:

On the Indefatigable, Mr. Pellew send out the boads for any chance of being faster at musiack in the hope he isn't to late yet.

 

Pellew

How fare did we come Mr. Bracegurtle?

 

Bracegurtle

Perhaps 3 miles sir.

 

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On land, Edrington is counting their losses.

 

Officer

Battalion! Attention!

 

Edrington

How many there are sir?

 

Officer

18 sir

 

Erdington

18, is that all? Where are in gods' name the rest of 'em?

 

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In town. Hornblower wend to Mariette, perhaps she can help him with the republican army, are they here, how many, for how long etc.

Horatio knocks on marietts door

Horatio

Mariette, it's me Horatio.

 

Mariette

Vitte, everybody is going moufou. Have you not seen have you not seen what is happening on the squarer?

 

Horatio

I needed to see you

 

Mariette

Just now they killed the baker, he is guilty of no more than selling still bread.

Surely you can see how adventitious Moncoutant is

 

Horatio

He is still my commanding officer

 

Mariette

As an officer you obey him, but as a man, you know what he is do you not?

 

Horatio

Mariette, I have to ask you something. Before we came here, did you see any enemy soldiers passing through the village?

 

Marieteet

What enemy soldiers did you have in mind? The royalists ore the republicans.

 

Horatio

Mariette please.

 

Mariette

No, you came here knowing nothing about me ore this place and you're asking to betray my own people

 

Horatio

You're silence would mean more bloom shattering not less

 

Mariette

If you mean these butchers, I'm glad of it.

 

Horatio

It was not them I was thinking of. If my men are not prepared,

 

Mariette

...You, yourself could die

The republicans came here 3 days ago. Now please go, you can not win here. Take your man and leave now. Weal you still can.

Horatio! I've lost to many people without saying good bye.

 

Horatio

I'll come back and take you away from here. If that is what you wand.

 

Mariette

Now go.

 

Colonel Mouncouton, is still busy with the executions

 

Colonel moncouton

Bring forth the next man.

Name?

 

Man

Monsieur le Gieu

Marquis de Moncoutant

You have been founded guilty of sedition and treason and have been sensed to death by order of the lord of musiac.

Vive le roi

 

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Edringon is marching towards the bridge from the area where the Frogs supposed to be. He deafeted the republicans in that area, but why is it so easy?

 

Oldroyd

I knew we should go to the Indies

 

Stiles

Told you before, yellow fever, Typhus naa, you're better off here e?

 

Mattherw

Have a look at his, have a look at the lobsters ha ha ha

 

Stiles

Ha ha ha, hey oldryd

 

Edrington.

I think they made fouls of us, there is no army here.

 

Hornblower

I'm convinced they are marched to the north my lord, we're fishing the wrong way

 

Edrington

Did you speak to the colonel of it?

 

Hornblower

The colonel... the village is just butchery

 

Edringrton

I see, in that case... I look fore ourselves for command

 

Hornblower

I think we have no choice my lord

 

At sea, the boats are rowing as hard as they can.

 

Pellew

Come on men, pull, pull, pull, pull, hey, hey,

 

Mr. Pelew takes the place of a man who is very tired, and gives the rhythm when the men have to pull

 

Pull, pull, pull

 

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On land, Edrington and Hornblower have great doubts about the mission. They know the Republicans will first strike musiack, than on the bridge. They are sending the troops of Colonel Moncuoton to the village to defend it.

 

Edrington

This expedition becomes more ill fated by the moment Mr. Hornblower

 

Matthews noticed that the French soldiers are leaving

 

Matthewes,

They ran off in a hurry

 

Stiles

We're better off without them.

 

Kennedy

My lord, it seems the emissaries have had enough.

 

Edrington

The are liked discipline, but those men are no cowards. The are going to defend the village.

 

Kennedy

Will it hold my lord?

 

Edrington

It might, for a while. Mr. Hornblower is there now, organising their defences.

As a commanding officer, I think there is nothing more to de for these people

 

Kennedy

You wish to retread?

 

Erdington

I do, and it gives me no pleasure to say. We will take up a defending position at the other side of the river

If your man make ready to blow the bridge?

 

Kennedy

At once my lord

What of Mr. Hornblower my lord?

 

Edrington

We will give him as long as we can. Let us hope he won't abandon his customary recaution

 

In the village, it seems that Colonel Mouncoutant don't have any other interests than murdering all the men in the village.

 

Colonel Moncutant

Vive le roi

 

Hornblower

(Smashing with his hand on the table for getting any attention from the colonel.)

Colonel, Colonel!!!

 

Colonel Monctant

What!

 

Hornblower

The enemy is marching on the end of town. Your men, they need you sir!

 

Colonel

Oh, very well

(He says to the men who are holding another man who is sensed to death)

Proceed...

 

Only when the men is dead he'll come.

When the man is dead:

Bon.

 

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At the bridge, Hornblowers men are making the powder ready, and matthwes wands to know what is going to happen, and what he has to do.

 

Mattews

Do we take the cannon sir?

 

Kennedy

Oh, no it would take to long.

We spike them and pull back.

 

Stiles

Mr. Kennedy sir, what do we do when the frogs get to the bridge?

 

Kennedy

You heard the major, we blow it up.

Stiles

Right, than what.

 

Kennedy

Than stiles, we redraw to the beach and hope the best for it.

 

CUT TO:

The town is being attacked, and the royalists are doing everything to stop the republicans.

 

Colonel

Fire!

 

CUT TO:

At the bridge, Mathews and stiles spiked the gun, and are running over the bridge to the rest of the men.

 

Mathwes

We spiked the gun sir, we blowed the tunings up for good mature.

 

Kennedy

Well done Matthews

 

Edrington

Mr. Kennedy, Is the powder prime?

 

Kennedy

It is sir

 

Edrington

Than lay the fuse, if you will.

 

Kennedy

Aye aye sir

Lay the fuse, to matthws and Sitles

 

The town is being attacked, and the royalists are doing everything to stop the republicans. But the republicans are with more men, and are breaking though. The royalists can't prevent that the republicans are coming in the town.

 

Hornblower (to Colonel moncouton)

We must redraw!

 

Colonel moncouton

We need more men, send for major edringtron's troops

 

Hornblower

Colonel our course is rust, you must redraw!

 

Colonel moncouton

I know you do not like me Mr. Hornblower, This is my country. Your fight may be over, but mine can't be so quickly abandoned. I have left here once already, I will not leave again.

 

On sea, they have lost much time by the silence of the wind. But maybe there is still a minimum chance.

 

Pellew

Pull pull pull! Come on man, pull, pull together!

 

Bracegurtle

Mr. Pellew sir, we have Wind!

 

Pellew

Recall the boats Mr. Bracegurtle!

 

Bracegurtle

Aye aye sir

 

Pellew

My god, hope it's not to late.

 

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In town, the royalists are fighting, but it is a hopeless matter.

Mariette sees that Hornblower is in trouble, because he is surrounded by fighting men.

 

Mariette

Horatio!, Horatio! Horatio!

 

 

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At the bridge, everyone is waiting on Hornblower when he will return from the village.

Mathetws and Stiles are laying the fuse.

 

Kennedy

All set Matthews?

 

Mathetws

Aye Aye sir

 

Edrington

I believe we are on the same mind

 

Kennedy

Perhaps we could give it a few moments more my lord

 

Edrington

Let's say Mr. Hornblower will surprise us yet

 

Kennedy

Aye sir,

If he's alive

In town.

 

Mariette

Vite, you can climb down, no one will see you.

 

Horatio

You suppose to leave this place, I won't leave this place without you.

 

Men are knocking on the door.

 

Mariette

Hurry

 

Horatio

Come with me

 

Mariette

Qusequell fies

 

Hornblower

All right, go on

 

Hornblower is already down, but marriette hesitates because of the hight.

 

Hornbower

Jump

 

When Mariette jumps, she doesn't land so well. She can't walk

 

Marieette

Oh, auch, mon piet

 

Hornblower

Are you all right?

 

Mariertte

Ca va

 

Hornblower

Let me help you

 

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In the village, on the square, they killed the colonel on his own guillotine. The last words he said: vive le roi.

 

Stiles

Sir, we don't have much time left

 

Mattews

Let me do that sir,

 

After some doubts, he put on the fuse and they have a few minutes before the bridge blows up.

The French are coming, so Edington can't do other than ordering to blow the bridge up, and give some fire back to the French.

 

Edrington

To the man behind

Make ready

 

Archie sees horatio running toward the bridge, with Mariette by his side. But the powder...

 

Archie,

Horatio!

 

Edrington,

Present

 

Kennedy

Hold your fire

 

Mariette has been shot in the back by the republicans, and is falling down. They are in the middle of the bridge.

There is no time to save her. Archie is running towards the couple. Horatio don't wand to leave Mariette, but there is no time left.

 

Erdington

Give covering fire

 

Horatio

NO!!!!

 

Edirington

Mr. Kennedy!

 

Horatio

No!

 

Kennedy

Horatio, it's good horatio, she's gone. Come on

 

He is taking him along, and when they are at the end of the bridge, it blows up, Just on time. But Mariette didn't make it.

 

Edrington

That should hold them for a while at least Mr. Kennedy, we will redraw to the beach and make our stand from there.

 

Kennedy

Aye my lord.

 

Edrington

Kennedy, just... look after him.

 

Archie

Come horatio, you did all you could

 

When the men are arriving at the beach, the see nothing but open sea before them.

 

Stiles

That's lovely that is

 

Oldroyd

I see your point, the devil ore the deep blue sea.

 

Edrington

Form the man up

 

Officer

Aye aye sir. Battalion form lines, 5 sections on the right way, march!

 

Edrington

I believe our friends are upon us

 

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There is coming a strange man, in republican clothes. Stiles don't like the French, so the first thing he likes to do is to blow him off.

 

Stiles

One more step, and I'll see you in hell.

Oldroyd is recognising the man, and prevents stiles from shooting

 

Oldroyd

That frog is a good frog.

 

Now more men are seeing him, and see it's Bowls, who is the only one who made it from the battlefield at General charettes side.

 

Kennedy

Mister bowls?!

Bolws

I thought to see you man in Paris by now

 

Edrington

Right flank, make ready

 

Stiles

No one fancies to swim than e?

 

Edrington

Present.... Fire!

 

A bigger fire is coming from behind. It is the indefatigable that is just on time to save all the men.

 

Oldroid

It's the Indy!

 

Pellew

(on the Indefatigable)

All lieutenants fire!

 

Edrington

I think we are well done with this place Mr. Hornblower

 

Hornblower

Well done indeed.

 

On the indefatigable, Mr. Bracegurtle is greeting everybody who is coming back on board

 

Bracegurtle

Well you kept Mr. Bowls

Welcome back Mr. Hornblower

Mr. Kenndey...

 

Pellew

Mr. Hornbower your report in my cabin if you please

 

Hornblower

Aye Aye sir.

In the captains quarters

 

Hornblower

Sir, I must report the lost of 6 men and 2 cannons from the ships company.

 

Pellew

Not to mansion our French allies

 

Hornblower

Yes sir

 

Pellew

If a captain looses his ship, Mr. Hornblower. He must face a court Marshall, whatever the circumstances of his defeat.

 

Hornblower

Yes sir

 

Pellew

And he must defend himself, and his reputation. Do I make myself clear?

 

Hornblower

Yes sir

 

Pellew

Well than, well

 

Hornblower

Sir, I have nothing to say.

The cannons were lost, the men died, and the whilst cause...

 

Pellew

A failure than, like the rest of this miserable expedition we've been engaged upon,

Yes Mr. Hornblower, I include myself.

 

Hornblower

What were we doing there sir?

We were not wanted, we brought nothing but destruction, death and defeat.

Fore give me sir,

 

The emotions are a little too strong, for Hornblower.

 

Pellew

It's all right mister Hornblower, it's all right.

Come on man, look at you

Look at you new uniform.

Hardly the image you've come to expect.

 

Horblower

No sir.

 

Pellew

When we put on this uniform mister Hornblower, we entered a life of adventure, and adversity. Above all a life of duty. A duty to our people, our king, but also a duty to our men. We must always be a source of inspiration to them. Mr. Hornblower.

And whatever may be fall us, what ever we must, never forget that we are officers in his majesties navy.

 

Hornblower

Indeed sir

 

Pellew

I'm glad to see you safe Mr. Hornblower

 

Hornblower

And I to be Back sir.

 

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On the end of the movie, you see Hornblower and his men standing on top of the ra.

 

 

 

The End

 

 

Ó Astrid "Sqadren"

 

 

 

 

Hi, there may be some errors in here, but I am not someone who speaks English every day, so please forgive me.

 

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