Quebec 1759

The battle that won Canada

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Description

What a scene!' wrote Horace Walpole. 'An army in the night dragging itself up a precipice by stumps of trees to assault a town and attack an enemy strongly entrenched and double in numbers!' In one short sharp exchange of fire Major-General James Wolfe's men tumbled the Marquis de Montcalm's French army into bloody ruin. Sir John Fortescue famously described it as the 'most perfect volley ever fired on a battlefield'. In this book Stuart Reid details how one of the British Army's consummate professionals literally beat the King's enemies before breakfast and in so doing decided the fate of a continent.

Product details

Published 20 Feb 2013
Format Ebook (PDF)
Edition 1st
Extent 96
ISBN 9781846036439
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 17 b/w; 11 col
Series Campaign
Short code CAM 121
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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Stuart Reid

Stuart Reid was born in Aberdeen in 1954 and is…

Illustrator

Gerry Embleton

Gerry Embleton has been a leading illustrator an…

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