Great Canadian Battles

Great Canadian Battles

By Edward Humphreys

  • Release Date : 2013-12-11
  • Genre : Americas
  • FIle Size : 2.54 MB
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Great Canadian Battles This is the popular reference edition of the fully-illustrated eBook, ASIN: B00BI55H0E.

Wars, raids and rebellions have driven the history of Canada forward from the earliest days of New France, through the two world wars to the present day. Beginning with the Battle of Lake Champlain in 1609 and ending with the second Battle of Panjwaye in 2006 (part of the war in Afghanistan), Great Canadian Battles features conflicts in Canada and abroad.

Author Edward Humphreys analyses the tactics, tragedies and trimphs of Canadian warfare, including military feats such as Colonel de Salaberry's unlikely victory at Chateaugay and the famous Battle of Vimy Ridge.

Battles Include:

- Quebec, 1775 - The New Year's Eve assault, fought during a blizzard, that marked the final attempt to captured the fortified city.

- Cut Knife, 1885 - The brilliant vitory of Poundmaker over the united forces of the North-West Mounted Police, Canadian Army and local militias.

- The Somme, 1916 - The horrific battle in which tanks were deployed for the first time.