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British Fleet Lifts the Siege

Type: Document

Despite having won a battle outside the city in April 1760, the French army was unable to retake Quebec. General Murray, commanding the British defenders, refused to give up. A siege began for control of the city, but a British fleet arrived with more men, ending the contest.

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Weapons

Type: Document

This section illustrates a selection of firearms and bladed weapons used by British and Canadian military units during the 18th and 19th centuries.

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Histoire - Canada - Pré-1867 - Guerres et Conflits

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Répertoire de films de l'ONF traitant des guerres et conflits dans l'histoire canadienne avant 1867.

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Drummer, Compagnies franches de la Marine, New France, 1755-1760

Type: Image

This drummer of the Compagnies franches wears the livery of the king of France, with its distinctive lace - crimson with an embroidered white chain pattern. Drummers were often distinctively dressed to make them easy to spot in the heat of battle. This was because the only practical way of transmitting orders to a large group of men before the perfection of portable radios was by means of distinctive drum beats. Officers had to be able to find a drummer quickly, even in a confused mass of soldiers, hence the special uniform. Reconstruction by Eugène Lelièpvre. (Parks Canada)

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Lieu historique national du Canada de Grand-Pré : L'enracinement

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Les premières familles françaises s'établirent en Acadie au cours des années 1630. Au début des années 1680, Pierre Melanson, Marguerite Mius d'Entremont et leurs enfants quittent Port-Royal pour fonder Grand-Pré, ...

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Victoire française sur les plaines d'Abraham

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La bataille livrée à Sainte-Foy en avril 1760 est sanglante, mais l'armée britannique est vaincue. Le général Murray parvient à battre en retraite en bon ordre dans Québec, malgré des pertes deux fois plus lourdes que celles des forces françaises commandées par le général Lévis.

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Compagnies franches de la Marine (Warships)

Type: Document

The names of troops raised by the French Ministry of Marine often confuse people. There were separate units of Compagnies franches de la Marine to serve aboard warships. These troops had nothing to do with the Compagnies franches found in Canada.

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Canonnier, Royal Regiment of Artillery, 1751-1764

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L'artilleur britannique porte le manteau bleu du Royal Regiment of Artillery. Les canonniers de la plupart des armées européennes portaient des vêtements foncés pour camoufler la saleté et les souillures causées par les canons dont l'agent propulseur était la poudre à canon. Les rubans jaunes ont été ajoutés à l'uniforme en 1750 et cet uniforme, tel qu'il est représenté, a été porté de 1751 à 1764. Reconstitution par Derek Fitzjames. (Parcs Canada)

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The Military Art of the American Northwest

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War in the Pacific Northwest centred around the canoe, which could be up to 20 metres long. Flotillas of canoes would attack enemy villages, hoping to capture prisoners to keep as slaves. Coastal forts of cedar logs were to be found, used to help control and tax maritime trade.

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Grand Pré National Historic Site of Canada: Putting Down Roots

Type: Document

Families from France first settled in Acadie in the 1630s. In the early 1680s, Pierre Melanson and Marguerite Mius d'Entremont and their children moved from Port-Royal to found Grand-Pré ...

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