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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

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

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

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

Abandoned Battlefield - Plains of Abraham - Battle for a Continent

Type: Document

Shortly after 11 a.m. Sept. 13, 1759, Louis-Antoine de Bougainville arrives on the Plains of Abraham with 1200 troops, but the battle is already over. General James Wolfe is dead. Marquis de Montcalm will survive one more day. 1300 men were killed or wounded on the Plains of Abraham. 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 Army Prepares in Montreal - Winter 1759-1760 - Battle for a Continent

Type: Document

Through the winter of 1760, Montreal was a place of renewal. The defeated French army had not given up. Francois-Gaston de Lévis, the officer who had replaced General Montcalm, planned to recapture Quebec. He trained the Canadians to fight in harmony with the French troops, and to make them a vital part of the renewed army. From the television series "Canada: A People's History." Includes links to educational resources, bibliography, games, puzzles, and video clips.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Battle of Ste. Foy - Another Fight for Quebec - Battle for a Continent

Type: DocumentFilm and Video

At the battle of Ste. Foy, British General James Murray's troops fought French General Francois-Gaston de Lévis' soldiers. In a two-hour battle, the verdict of the Plains of Abraham was reversed. The French were victorious, but the British remained in control of Quebec. From the television series "Canada: A People's History." Includes links to educational resources, bibliography, games, puzzles, and video clips.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation