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Division in Wolfe's Camp - Battle for Quebec - Battle for a Continent

Type: Document

The British bombing of Quebec lasted nine weeks, and still they could not take the city. The British camp was confused and divided. General James Wolfe could not decide where to attack and he faced growing opposition even within his own ranks. From the television series "Canada: A People's History." Includes links to educational resources, bibliography, games, puzzles, and video clips.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Somalia Investigation Hits 'Inexplicable Delay'

Type: Film and Video

Major Vince Buonamici, a Military Police Officer, testifies at the Somali Inquiry that he investigated two shooting deaths of Somalis by Airborne soldiers in 1993. He reports that the military chain of command deliberately delayed his work - work that could have prevented Shidane Arone's death.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

The Somalia Affair: Paper Chase

Type: Film and Video

Canadian Armed Forces personnel across Canada spend the day searching for missing documentation and computer logs. Orders have come from the top down to forward any documents pertaining to the Somalia mission to the Somalia Inquiry Commission.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

British Forces Assemble - Plains of Abraham - Battle for a Continent

Type: Document

British forces assemble in an abandoned farmer's field, the Plains of Abraham, on top of a steep hill in Quebec. General Wolfe sets up two lines of soldiers, many of them Highlanders, each loading two musketballs, to maximize their firepower. From the television series "Canada: A People's History." Includes links to educational resources, bibliography, games, puzzles, and video clips.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

French Retreat - Plains of Abraham - Battle for a Continent

Type: Document

Just 15 minutes after the battle on the Plains of Abraham had begun, the French line had crumbled. Even though the French vastly outnumbered the British, the Governor, the Marquis de Vaudreuil, decided they would not fight again the next day. Uncoordinated French troops start shooting at their enemy on the Plains of Abraham. They are quickly defeated, and retreat within 15 minutes, after the British fire across a line a mile wide, with the power of double-loaded muskets, followed by a full British bayonet advance. The battle lasted no more than 15 minutes. From the television series "Canada: A People's History." Includes links to educational resources, bibliography, games, puzzles, and video clips.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Planned Invasion Above Cap Rouge - Battle for Quebec - Battle for a Continent

Type: Document

Facing possible humiliating defeat in Quebec, General Wolfe goes against his three brigadiers' plans for an invasion upriver, after bad weather causes delays. Instead, Wolfe wanders downriver and lands 5000 men at l'Anse au Foulon, a point which offered no plausible route to the fortress. From the television series "Canada: A People's History." Includes links to educational resources, bibliography, games, puzzles, and video clips.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Assignment: Grades 11-12: Points of View on the Somalia Affair - For Teachers

Type: Document

Students hold a forum highlighting a variety of points of view on the Somalia affair.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Introduction to Battle of Châteauguay - A Question of Loyalties

Type: Document

This exerpt from the television series "Canada: A People's History" describes the Battle of Châteaugay during the War of 1812, when Lieutenant-Colonel Charles Michel de Salaberry held off the American invaders on the banks of the Châteaugay River in October 1813. Site includes links to educational resources, bibliography, games, puzzles, and video clips.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Conquered and the Conquerors - British Control of Quebec - Battle for a Continent

Type: Document

After the conquest, a new Canada slowly took shape. The Canadian militia returned to their villages and farms. 500 French soldiers, married to Canadian women, were allowed to stay. 3000 British troops remained in Quebec. Bigot was put in the Bastille for corruption, and died in exile in 1778. Governor Vaudreuil was arrested for his role in the colony's loss. General James Wolfe became a virtual industry in death, as biographies, ballads, epic poems, and paintings of him abounded. From the television series "Canada: A People's History." Includes links to educational resources, bibliography, games, puzzles, and video clips.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Somalia Affair: Mea Culpa

Type: Film and Video

Video footage of Day 3 of General Jean Boyle's testimony at the Somalia Inquiry. Boyle has come under fire for allegedly running interference between the press and the army's public relations department, reporting that he was unaware of any alterations to documentation. The documents in question are RTQ's (Response to Queries), internal briefing documents prepared for those who deal with the media.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation