Quebec 1759

Quebec 1759

The battle that won Canada

Order of Battle
  • Author: René Chartrand
  • Publication Date: 25 Jun 1999
  • ISBN: 9781855328471
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number of Pages: 96
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About this Product

After five years of disaster and defeat in North America King George II had found in James Wolfe a general who knew how to fight. The key to victory was the fortress city of Quebec. High above the St Lawrence River it had resisted all attempts to capture it. When the time came, the concluding battle was quick and bloody, full of bravery for both sides: both Wolfe and the French Marquis de Montcalm were seriously wounded. Yet neither had shirked from the responsibilities of the fateful hour: both knew that the events of that September morning in 1759 would decide the fate of Canada.

Biographical Note

René Chartrand was born in Montral and educated in Canada, the United States and the Bahamas. A senior curator with Canada's National Historic Sites for nearly three decades, he is now a freelance writer and historical consultant. He has written numerous articles and books including almost 20 Osprey titles and the first two volumes of Canadian Military Heritage. He lives in Hull, Quebec, with his wife and two sons.

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