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The storming of St John's, Newfoundland, on 30 December 1696

Caption: The storming of St John's, Newfoundland, on 30 December 1696

French soldiers and 120 Canadian militiamen led by Pierre Le Moyne d’Iberville and Governor de Brouillan of Placentia raided the British part of Newfoundland between October 1696 and May 1697. The campaign was an outstanding military success and crippled the English colony. The French and Canadian forces took over 700 prisoners and caused some 200 casualties while suffering trifling losses. Print after Massicotte.