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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

Montcalm Launches Fireboats - Battle for Quebec - Battle for a Continent

Type: DocumentFilm and Video

At midnight, June 28th, 1759, General Marquis de Montcalm launches his attack. He sends boats and rafts carrying gunpowder to ignite their cargo near the English fleet, anchored off Ile d'Orleans. From the television series "Canada: A People's History." Includes links to educational resources, bibliography, games, puzzles, video clips, and biography of General Montcalm.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Participation of First Canadian Army in Strategical Planning in 1942

Type: Document

This report describes Canadian participation in high level strategic planning which was carried out in the United Kingdom during 1942 for certain Allied projected operations in Europe and the North Atlantic. The report covers the planning of three specific projects: Operations "JUPITER", "ROUND-UP" and "TONIC".

Site: National Defence

Road to Falaise

Type: Document

A description of the Canadians' attempts to block the German Army's escape route at Falaise, France, in August of 1944.

Site: Veterans Affairs Canada

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

Both Rewards and Condemnation

Type: Document

Both Hertel de La Fresnière and Le Moyne were ennobled for their contributions. However, the tactics of Canadian warfare brought only scorn from the officers of the metropolitan French army. Only a change in European warfare in the mid-eighteenth century began to change this.

Site: National Defence

Attack on Fort Detroit, War of 1812 - The Detroit Bluff - Isaac Brock - A Question of Loyalties

Type: DocumentFilm and Video

From the television series "Canada: A People's History", a description of Brigadier-General Isaac Brock's attack on Fort Detroit, an offense which relied heavily on bluff. General William Hull surrendered the fort without a fight. Site includes links to educational resources, bibliography, games, puzzles, and video clips.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Invasion of the Beauport Shore - Battle for Quebec - Battle for a Continent

Type: Document

General James Wolfe launches an invasion of Quebec at the Beauport trenches. The assault fails, and the Governor the Marquis de Vaudreuil is jubilant. From the television series "Canada: A People's History." Includes links to educational resources, bibliography, games, puzzles, video clips, and biography of General Montcalm.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

French Forces Mobilize - Plains of Abraham - Battle for a Continent

Type: Document

Unsure of how many points of attack the British have mobilized, French forces, under General Montcalm, decide to start shooting at their enemy on the Plains of Abraham. Montcalm has decided not to wait for reinforcements from Louis-Antoine de Bougainville and his troops at Beauport. From the television series "Canada: A People's History." Includes links to educational resources, bibliography, games, puzzles, video clips, and a biography of Louis-Joseph de Montcalm.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Canadian Tacticians

Type: Document

To compensate for their lack of numbers, a new style of war developed from Amerindian tactics was created by French officers in Canada. Two Canadian-born men with much Iroquois experience were especially influential: Charles Le Moyne and Joseph-François Hertel de La Fresnière.

Site: National Defence