Quebec 1759: The battle that won Canada

Quebec 1759: The battle that won Canada

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by Stuart Reid, Gerry Embleton
     
 

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Osprey's study of the decisive battle of the French and Indian War (1754-1763). ‘What a scene!’ wrote Horace Walpole. ‘An army in the night dragging itself up a precipice by stumps of trees to assault a town and attack an enemy strongly entrenched and double in numbers!’ In one short sharp exchange of fire Major-General James Wolfe’s men

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Osprey's study of the decisive battle of the French and Indian War (1754-1763). ‘What a scene!’ wrote Horace Walpole. ‘An army in the night dragging itself up a precipice by stumps of trees to assault a town and attack an enemy strongly entrenched and double in numbers!’ In one short sharp exchange of fire Major-General James Wolfe’s men tumbled the Marquis de Montcalm’s French army into bloody ruin. Sir John Fortescue famously described it as the ‘most perfect volley ever fired on a battlefield’. In this book Stuart Reid details how one of the British Army’s consummate professionals literally beat the King’s enemies before breakfast and in so doing decided the fate of a continent.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781472801678
Publisher:
Bloomsbury USA
Publication date:
02/20/2013
Series:
Campaign , #121
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
96
File size:
48 MB
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Meet the Author

Stuart Reid was born in Aberdeen in1954. His life long interest in military history has led to a longstanding involvement in historial re-enactment, which has broadened into work as a military advisor for film companies. Stuart has written numerous titles for the Osprey military list including a three volume set on King George's Army 1740-93 (Men-at-Arms 285, 289 and 292) and Warrior 19 and 20 on the British Redcoat 1740-93 and 1793-1815 respectively. His most recent title is Warrior 42: Redcoat Officer 1740-1815.

Gerry Embleton has been a leading illustrator since the early 1970s specialising in the medieval period, but with a keen interest in the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries. An illustrator, and author of a number of Osprey titles he has lived in Switzerland since the early 1980s.
Stuart Reid was born in Aberdeen in 1954 and is married with two sons. He has worked as a librarian and a professional soldier and his main focus of interest lies in the 18th and 19th centuries. This interest stems from having ancestors who served in the British Army and the East India Company and who fought at Culloden, Bunker Hill and even in the Texas Revolution. His books for Osprey include the highly acclaimed titles about King George's Army 1740-93 (Men-at-Arms 285, 289 and 292), and the British Redcoat 1740-1815 (Warrior 19 and 20).
Gerry Embleton has been a leading illustrator and researcher of historical costume since the 1970s, and has illustrated and written Osprey titles on a wide range of subjects for more than 20 years. He is an internationally respected authority on 15th and 18th century costumes in particular. He lives in Switzerland, where since 1988 he has also become well known for designing and creating life-size historical figures for museums.

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Quebec 1759: The Battle that Won Canada (Campaign Series) 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book fun to read