I must say that I pretty much agree with Mr. Fuller on his views of Sharpe,
Book or TV series. They are nothing more than entertainment and therefore
SHOULDN'T be viewed as any threat to real hitsory. Some might argue that
misinformation is bad information and it shouldn't be spread but I think if
it gets someone to become interested in history then they should soon be
able to tell the real from the not so real...
What frightens the hell out of me are that there are some who call
themselves serious reenactors out there that use these books as a viable
source of history.
It's not the Sharpe series that any of us to be fearful of but those that
can't distinguish between obvious fact and fantasy.
Cpl. Sean Hirst
Royal Newfoundland Reg't, Light Company