Empires Collide

Empires Collide

The French and Indian War 1754–63

General Military
  • Author: Ruth Sheppard, William M Fowler, Jr
  • Short code: GNM
  • Publication Date: 10 May 2006
  • ISBN: 9781846030895
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number of Pages: 272
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About this Product

The warfare of the French-Indian War was diverse, ranging from savage warfare in the forests and plains of the North American frontier to city sieges and open battles. The British Army struggled with the terrain and the tactics of the opposing American Indians. As the war progressed, the British Army learned from their allies, initiated reforms and eventually triumphed over the French and Canadians. The implications of this conflict reached across the world, contributing to the outbreak of the Seven Years' War in Europe and on the Indian subcontinent. This highly illustrated book charts the campaigns of the war, detailing the different troops raised and involved, the evolving tactics, the fortresses and battles. Contains material previously published in Campaigns 140,121, 76, 79; Men-at-Arms 23, 48, 228, 302, 304, 395; Warrior 19, 42, 85, 88; Essential Histories 44; Fortress 27; and Elite 93.

Biographical Note

Ruth Sheppard read Ancient and Modern history at St John's College, Oxford and has an interest in all periods of history. Based at the Osprey editorial office, she works on a variety of titles, but this is the first book she has written for Osprey. William M. Fowler, Jr. is Director of the Massachusetts Historical Society and consulting editor to The New England Quarterly. He received his undergraduate degree from Northeastern University and his Ph.D. from the University of Notre Dame. He is the author of a number of books on American history including ‘Empires at War: The French and Indian War and the Struggle For North America, 1754-1763.'


Part 1: Outbreak 1754-May 1756 Rivalries in North America Redcoats and Colonials Colonials and Militias of New France A Charming Field for an Encounter War Paths and Tomahawks Braddock's Defeat The British Catastrophe Part 2: 1756-1758 Declaration and Reinforcement Troupes de Terre The High-Water Mark American Colonial Rangers Montcalm's Victory The Light Bobs The Gateway to New France Taking back the Ohio Part 3: The end of the war 1759-1760 The Year of Miracles Deprivation, Massacre, and Exile The armies of 1759 Sieges and Engineers Winning New France The Final Act A Volley that set the World on Fire Appendix: French and Indian War sites today Select Bibliography Index

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