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Providing a unique glimpse into the experiences of regular British and French infantry during the French and Indian War, Stuart Reid reveals what it was like to fight in three battles at the height of the struggle for Canada: La Belle-Famille, the Plains of Abraham, and Sainte-Foy. In 1755, Britain and France both decided to escalate a low-intensity frontier war that had started the previous year by dispatching regular troops to their respective colonies in North America. Far from home, both sides' equipment and tactics were initially more suited to the European theatre. As the war ground on, however, combat doctrine evolved as both armies learned lessons that would be utilized by succeeding generations of soldiers. Packed with first-hand accounts, dramatic illustrations and a technical analysis of the changing nature of warfare on the American continent, this book puts readers in the shoes of the combatants who played a pivotal role in shaping the future of North America.
About the Author
Stuart Reid was born in Aberdeen and is married with two sons in the UK. He has worked as a librarian and a professional soldier and his main focus of interest lies in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.
Peter Dennis, inspired by contemporary magazines such as Look and Learn, studied illustration at Liverpool Art College. Peter has since contributed to hundreds of books, including many Osprey titles. A keen wargamer and model-maker, he is based in Nottinghamshire, UK.
Table of ContentsIntroduction /The opposing sides /Combat 1 /Combat 2 /Combat 3 /Analysis /Aftermath /Bibliography /Index