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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.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Dr. Gerald Bull: A Supersonic Scientist

Type: Film and Video

After working with wind tunnels in university, Gerald Bull is developing ways to use a gun to launch a missile.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

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.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

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.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Dr. Gerald Bull - Scientist, Weapons Maker, Dreamer

Type: DocumentFilm and VideoSound

Dr. Gerald Bull was like a figure in a spy novel, designing arms for some of the world's harshest regimes. With no shortage of possible enemies, he died at the hands of an unknown assassin. But the Canadian-born artillery expert was also a brilliant scientist with a dream: to launch a satellite with a giant gun.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Japanese Canadians: Redress Opposition

Type: Film and Video

Canadian war veterans discuss and explain the reasons behind their opposition to reparations for Japanese-Canadians.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

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.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Horror on the Battlefield - Ordeal by Fire - First World War

Type: Document

The First World War sees Canada make enormous contributions, with more than 600,000 Canadians serving in that conflict. A conscription crisis divides French and English Canadians, and Canada emerges as a stronger and more autonomous nation, with its own seat at the League of Nations. From the television series "Canada: A People's History." Includes links to educational resources, bibliography, games, puzzles, and video clips.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

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.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation