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Brigadier James Wolfe - Battle for a Continent - Fortress Louisbourg

Type: Document

Synopsis of television episode on James Wolfe's role in the siege of Louisbourg. Wolfe was determined to avenge the French general the Marquis de Montcalm's North American victories. It was at Cormorant Cove, which the French neglected to protect, that Wolfe first tasted glory and acquired a reputation for recklessness that would grow. This episode is part of the "Canada: A People's History" series. Includes links to educational resources, bibliography, games, puzzles, and video clips.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Japanese Canadians: Fighting for Inclusion

Type: Sound

Japanese-Canadian names are added to a Second World War memorial, thus helping to lesson the painful memories of internment, relocation, and prejudice against this minority during the war.

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Leading Fleet to Canada - General James Wolfe - Battle for a Continent

Type: Document

General James Wolfe returns to Canada in the spring of 1759, ready to do battle in Quebec, with a fleet of 200 ships. Wolfe, seasick, and suffering from rheumatism and tuberculosis was not cheered by what awaited him. From the television series "Canada: A People's History." Includes links to educational resources, bibliography, games, puzzles, and video clips.

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Division in Wolfe's Camp - Battle for Quebec - Battle for a Continent

Type: Document

The British bombing of Quebec lasted nine weeks, and still they could not take the city. The British camp was confused and divided. General James Wolfe could not decide where to attack and he faced growing opposition even within his own ranks. From the television series "Canada: A People's History." Includes links to educational resources, bibliography, games, puzzles, and video clips.

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Preparing for Battle - Montcalm and Wolfe - Battle for a Continent

Type: Document

General Montcalm prepares for battle against the British in Quebec City. He must deal with a medical crisis, as only 400 troops, many sick and dying, come to reinforce the French. An equally forlorn and pessimistic General Wolfe will lead the British assault on Quebec. From the television series "Canada: A People's History." Includes links to educational resources, bibliography, games, puzzles, video clips, and a biography of General Montcalm.

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Seeking More Troops from France - Battle for a Continent

Type: Document

After the losses of Louisbourg, Frontenac and Duquesne, French General Louis-Joseph the Marquis de Montcalm needed fresh troops. He sent his aide-de-camp, Louis-Antoine de Bougainville, as an emissary to France, pleading for 4000 soldiers to save Canada. Only one tenth of the reinforcements he had asked for were ultimately provided. From the television series "Canada: A People's History." Includes links to educational resources, bibliography, games, puzzles, and video clips.

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Troops Honour the Living and the Dead

Type: Sound

Medal awards ceremony and requiem mass for fallen soldiers interrupts fighting in Italy during World War II for the Van Doos.

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Suffering and Excess Under Siege - Battle for Quebec - Battle for a Continent

Type: DocumentFilm and Video

By July 1759, the British had entrenched their cannons across the river from Quebec City, and General Wolfe was preparing for his long bombardment of the urban centre. In the town itself, ordinary residents suffered starvation while Intendant Bigot lived a lavish lifestyle. From the television series "Canada: A People's History." Includes links to educational resources, bibliography, games, puzzles, and video clips.

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Fighting from the Home Front - Second World War- The Crucible

Type: Document

Synopsis of television episode about the social and economic effects that the Second World War had on Canada. Discusses the War Measures Act invoked by Prime Minister Mackenzie King in 1939. This episode is part of the "Canada: A People's History" series. Includes links to educational resources, bibliography, games, puzzles, and video clips.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Fate of Louis Riel - The North West Rebellion

Type: DocumentFilm and Video

A description of the trial of Louis Riel, the Métis leader charged with high treason for leading the North West Rebellion. The article discusses the opinion that perhaps he was not sane enough to be judged guilty. Taken from the television series "Canada: A People's History." Site includes links to educational resources, bibliography, games, puzzles, and video clips.

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