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The Redcoat

By Bourne All Rights Reserved ©

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Failed in his first battle, Cadfael Jenkins looks back on his life and remembers the events leading up to the Battle of Talavera in the Napoleonic peninsular war in Spain.

the flashback...

Oh god. I did it. My arms start shaking; my Brown Bess musket’s ramrod is becoming loose. I fired the musket for the first time outside of my mud ridden training ground in Brecon. But now it seems odd. I’m on the floor. Something happened, there is a huge pain in my chest, I’m trying to ignore it but I just can’t. The sounds of battle that have crescendoed into a mass symphony of noise suddenly to become dull...

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