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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.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Bomb Shelters in a Post-Cold War Era

Type: Film and Video

CBC visits a former nuclear war bunker in Nanaimo, BC, to investigate what is to become of it in the post-Cold War era.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Attack on British Forts and Settlements - Battle for a Continent - War Begins

Type: Document

Description of television episode on the declaration of war by Britain against France in 1756. Discusses the first battles of the war at Forts Oswego, William Henry, and Carillon as well as at German Flats. Governor Vaudreuil and General Montcalm never agreed on strategy - Vaudreuil's war was one of attrition and Montcalm hated guerrilla warfare. This episode is part of the "Canada: A People's History" series. Includes links to educational resources, bibliography, and video clips.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Fort St. Jean Falls - Invasion or Liberation - A Question of Loyalties

Type: Document

In 1775, American Brigadier-General Richard Montgomery and his troops invaded Quebec. All that stood between Montreal and the enemy was a fort at St. Jean. After an eight-week siege, British Major Charles Preston finally surrendered the fort. A description of the attack of Fort St. Jean is in this excerpt based on the television series "Canada: A People's History." Site includes links to educational resources, bibliography, games, puzzles, and video clips.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Attack on Fort Detroit, War of 1812 - The Detroit Bluff - Isaac Brock - A Question of Loyalties

Type: DocumentFilm and Video

From the television series "Canada: A People's History", a description of Brigadier-General Isaac Brock's attack on Fort Detroit, an offense which relied heavily on bluff. General William Hull surrendered the fort without a fight. Site includes links to educational resources, bibliography, games, puzzles, and video clips.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Carleton Rallies - Guy Carleton Defends Quebec from American Revolutionaries - Invasion or Liberation - A Question of Loyalties

Type: Document

This excerpt from the television series "Canada: A People's History" describes the suspenseful days of November and December 1775 as Governor Guy Carleton defends the city of Quebec from the attacking American armies of Brigadier-General Richard Montgomery and Benedict Arnold. Site includes links to educational resources, bibliography, games, puzzles, and video clips.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Invasion of the Beauport Shore - Battle for Quebec - Battle for a Continent

Type: Document

General James Wolfe launches an invasion of Quebec at the Beauport trenches. The assault fails, and the Governor the Marquis de Vaudreuil is jubilant. From the television series "Canada: A People's History." Includes links to educational resources, bibliography, games, puzzles, video clips, and biography of General Montcalm.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Cold War: Reporting Live From the Diefenbunker

Type: Sound

Peter Gzowski talks to former Diefenbunker employees about their unique jobs inside the government nuclear war bunker.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Americans Invade Upper Canada in the War of 1812 - Introduction to Americans Strike Back - A Question of Loyalties

Type: Document

On October 13, 1812, the garrison at Fort George, on the Niagara River, was awakened by the thunder of heavy guns. Across the river on the American side, Major John Lovett at Fort Grey was doing his best to pound the British defenses to pieces. Their national honour had been shaken by the taking of Detroit two months earlier and now the Americans were responding. This was a full-scale invasion of Upper Canada. From the television series "Canada: A People's History." Includes links to educational resources, bibliography, games, puzzles, and video clips.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Cold War: From Einstein to the A-bomb: Early Milestones

Type: Film and Video

In this 1961 television program, a young married couple is interviewed in their home nuclear bomb shelter. This is followed by a report on civil defence procedures in case of nuclear attack.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation