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The Resource Backs to the wall : the Battle of Sainte-Foy and the conquest of Canada, D. Peter MacLeod

Backs to the wall : the Battle of Sainte-Foy and the conquest of Canada, D. Peter MacLeod

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Backs to the wall : the Battle of Sainte-Foy and the conquest of Canada
Title
Backs to the wall
Title remainder
the Battle of Sainte-Foy and the conquest of Canada
Statement of responsibility
D. Peter MacLeod
Title variation
Battle of Sainte-Foy and the conquest of Canada
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The Battle of the Plains of Abraham in 1759 and the subsequent capitulation of Quebec set the stage for an equally significant French-British engagement in the struggle for northeastern North America, the Battle of Sainte-Foy. In the spring of 1760, after having suffered a brutal winter, Quebec garrison commander James Murray's troops were vulnerable and reduced to an army of skeletal invalids due to malnutrition and scurvy. Trapped in hostile territory and lacking confidence in the fortifications of Quebec, Murray planned to confront French attackers outside the walls. Instead of waiting at Montreal for the British to attack, Montcalm's successor, Fran{u3BE9}s-Gaston de L{u2976}is, returned to the plains for a rematch accompanied by every combatant available--French regulars, Canadian militia and First Peoples warriors. The ensuing Battle of Sainte-Foy was less a battle for territory than a struggle for survival between two equally desperate adversaries. If the British lost the battle, they would lose Quebec. If the French lost the battle, they would very likely lose Canada--both the French and the British had their backs to the wall. MacLeod presents this historical event in riveting detail, from the preparation and day-by-day actions during the engagement to the compelling siege of Quebec by land and ship. Backs to the Wall is an accessible and engaging account of an important episode in Canadian history."--
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1955-
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MacLeod, D. Peter
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Sainte-Foy, Battle of, Quebec, 1760
  • Canada
Label
Backs to the wall : the Battle of Sainte-Foy and the conquest of Canada, D. Peter MacLeod
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
cap16903670
Extent
ix, 253 p., [8] unnumbered p. of plates
Isbn
9781771621274
Other physical details
ill., photos, map
Label
Backs to the wall : the Battle of Sainte-Foy and the conquest of Canada, D. Peter MacLeod
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
cap16903670
Extent
ix, 253 p., [8] unnumbered p. of plates
Isbn
9781771621274
Other physical details
ill., photos, map

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