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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1895 Excerpt: ...and toppling steeples and blazing mansions of the Catholic city. "Such is war," says a witness of the scene, "even when Wolfe the tender, the pious, the domestic, is general." From the Isle of Orleans nothing could be done with artillery against the lines of Beauport, behind which lay the French army. With ...
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1895 Excerpt: ...and toppling steeples and blazing mansions of the Catholic city. "Such is war," says a witness of the scene, "even when Wolfe the tender, the pious, the domestic, is general." From the Isle of Orleans nothing could be done with artillery against the lines of Beauport, behind which lay the French army. With two brigades on the island in mid-stream, and one with the batteries of Point Levi and the basin occupied by the British fleet, Wolfe could see his way at present to nothing more than holding the surrounding parishes in check. Day after day the young commander, as he hurried from point to point, chafed at the impotence with which he had to see the days of the brief summer slipping rapidly by while Montcalm lay immovable and unapproachable behind his miles of breastworks. Bold as Wolfe was he was responsible for the lives of his men, and though the troops who lined the ridges of Beauport were incomparably inferior to his own in the open field, behind earthworks or in the forest they had proved their efficiency in many too well remembered struggles. If only Montcalm would come out and fight! Vaudreuil, indeed, bragged and blustered about the invincible valour of his Canadians, and talked wildly about going out and crushing the English at one blow. But Montcalm knew better. He knew as well as Wolfe the relative value of the two armies if unhappily it should come to a fight in the open. As it was he had simply, so he thought, to sit quiet till winter, hoping and trusting that Bourlamaque and the primeval forest combined would delay the northward march of Amherst. A season's delay only and many things might happen! The colony, though certainly doomed if pressed for long in this fashion, might yet be saved by some stroke of European diplomac...
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  • ISBN-13: 9781150529641
  • Publisher: General Books LLC
  • Publication date: 5/28/2012
  • Pages: 88
  • Product dimensions: 7.44 (w) x 9.69 (h) x 0.18 (d)

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