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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".

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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.

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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

British Invasion Plan - Conquering New France

Type: Interactive Resource

Major General John Campbell, Commander-in-Chief of the British forces in North America, 1756-1757, was a talented strategist. This site outlines his impressive plan to invade New France.

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An Original Doctrine Of War

Type: Document

Joseph-François Hertel de La Fresnière created the new way of fighting: small mixed forces (including professional officers, French soldiers, Canadian militiamen and Amerindian allies) would employ native tactics of ambush and surprise, combined with European discipline.

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