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By Mary Beacock Fryer

More Battlefields of Canada is a sequel to Mary Beacock Fryers bestselling Battlefields of Canada. Like it really is predecessor, this quantity covers approximately 300 years of historical past and covers the main major - in addition to one of the most comedian and peculiar - Canadian battles. Illustrated with sketches, pictures and targeted maps, the person chapters commence via atmosphere the context of the conflict when it comes to the bigger fight. The reader is then taken directly to the battlefield with an hour by way of hour account. a short end to every bankruptcy assesses the results for the victor and the loser, assigning every one conflict it really is position in Canadian history.

Not the entire battles re-created during this quantity have been fought in Canada. a few happened within the usa, and there's additionally an account of the Canadian adventure in Hong Kong in 1941.

A particular chronology offers a accomplished record of each Canadian conflict because the 1600's.

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In 1775 he had sailed to Boston with a King s commission to raise a provincial regiment, the Royal Highland Emigrants, from among Highlanders settled in all the colonies. The uniform for the new corps would be the red coat and the kilt worn by His Majesty's other Highland regiments. When Maclean arrived in Montreal in August, looking for recruits, Carleton appointed him his second-in-command and posted him to Quebec. Maclean had left Quebec with reinforcements for Saint Jean in September, under orders to rendezvous with troops that Carleton was leading from Montreal.

They fell back, but soon regrouped and attacked. When Murray saw that the French had reached his flanks and were threatening to surround him, he ordered a withdrawal into the city. In their haste the men abandoned the twenty field guns, leaving a prize for Levis. The French, now in command of the Plains of Abraham, set up camp as a preliminary to beginning a bombardment. Cape (Cap) Rouge. Here Levis assembled the French troops for the counterattack against Murray and the British troops at Quebec in 1760.

Walkers fleet came to grief on shoals along the north shore just at the mouth of the St. Lawrence River. After losing eight ships and 900 men, Walker abandoned the expedition and recalled Nicholson. The war ended in 1713 with the signing of the Treaty of Utrecht. King Georges War, the War of the Austrian Succession, began in 1744 and ended four years later with the Treaty of Aix-la-Chapelle. In this conflict, attention focused on Louisbourg; Quebec was not threatened. The next outbreak of hostilities would be the last for France in North America.

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