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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

Americans Invade Upper Canada in the War of 1812 - Introduction to Americans Strike Back - A Question of Loyalties

Type: Document

On October 13, 1812, the garrison at Fort George, on the Niagara River, was awakened by the thunder of heavy guns. Across the river on the American side, Major John Lovett at Fort Grey was doing his best to pound the British defenses to pieces. Their national honour had been shaken by the taking of Detroit two months earlier and now the Americans were responding. This was a full-scale invasion of Upper Canada. From the television series "Canada: A People's History." Includes links to educational resources, bibliography, games, puzzles, and video clips.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation