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The Attack On Acadia

Type: Document

The resumption of hostilities saw French privateers from Port-Royal attacking ships from New England. The British colonies made two unsuccessful attempts to take the French port before a final expedition supported by British troops and the Royal Navy succeeded in 1710.

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Fort Prince of Wales Captured

Type: Document

Fort Prince of Wales quickly fell to the French in 1782. Built there by the British Hudson's Bay Company after French general d'Iberville's raids in the late seventeenth century, the fort was a very strong stone structure, built in the European fashion. It was, however, very lightly garrisoned.

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Attack at Montmorency Fails

Type: Document

The British siege of Quebec began in the summer of 1759 with General Wolfe's army establishing a camp on the Île d'Orléans south of Quebec. Then it began trying to force its way onto the north shore of the St. Lawrence. An attack near Montmorency Falls on July 31, 1759 failed.

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A Garrison at Placentia

Type: Document

A small garrison of Troupes de la Marine arrived in Newfoundland in 1687, where fortifications were gradually established. The garrison suffered from desertion, and was attacked by pirates, English privateers and the English Royal Navy.

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Defence of the Pacific Coast and the Invasion of Kiska

Type: Document

During the early phase of the war, the Pacific coast was defended by three divisions, later reduced to the 6th Division in order to provide conscripts for Europe. Elements of the division participated in the liberation of the Aleutian islands of Kiska and Attu in 1943.

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Operation "JUBILEE" - The Raid on Dieppe, 19 Aug 1942 - Part III - Some Special Aspects

Type: Document

Earlier reports dealt with the preliminaries of the DIEPPE operation of August 19, 1942, and with the execution of the operation; this report deals with the results of the raid. It discusses what was learned from a tactical standpoint and looks back on military movements that could have been performed differently during the raid.

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British Raid on Sackets Harbor Fails

Type: Document

As the summer of 1813 progressed, the British regained control of Lake Ontario, and their fleet covered a landing at Sacket Harbour, the main American shipyard on the Lake. The British were beaten back with heavy losses by the defenders, led by General Jacob Brown.

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American Raid on York

Type: Document

American efforts to build a navy on Lake Ontario gave them control of the lake in the spring of 1813. They launched a successful raid on the capital of Upper Canada, York (present-day Toronto) in April 1813. The defenders were defeated, and the town partially looted and burned.

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Dido-class anti-aircraft cruiser, Royal Navy, 6 June 1944

Type: Image

This ship was part of the force escorting Canadian troops to the D-Day landings in Normandy, 6 June 1944. (Canadian Department of National Defence, ZK-1084)

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Canadian Participation in the Kiska Operations

Type: Document

During World War Two the Japanese invaded Alaskan waters with a large amphibious task force. How Canadian and American forces dealt with this occupation is the subject of this report.

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