Louisbourg 1758: Wolfe's first siege

Author:   Rene Chartrand (Author) ,  Patrice Courcelle
Publisher:   Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Volume:   No. 79
ISBN:  

9781841762173


Pages:   96
Publication Date:   15 December 2000
Format:   Paperback
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Louisbourg 1758: Wolfe's first siege


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Louisbourg represented a major threat to Anglo-American plans to invade Canada. Bypassing it would leave an immensely powerful enemy base astride the Anglo-American lines of communication - Louisbourg had to be taken. Faced with strong beach defences and rough weather, it took six days to land the troops, and it was only due to a stroke of daring on the part of a young brigadier named James Wolfe, who managed to turn the French beach position, that this was achieved. The story is largely based on firsthand accounts from the journals of several participants, including French Governor Drucour's, whose excellent account has never been published.

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Author:   Rene Chartrand (Author) ,  Patrice Courcelle
Publisher:   Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Imprint:   Osprey Publishing
Volume:   No. 79
Dimensions:   Width: 18.40cm , Height: 0.80cm , Length: 24.80cm
Weight:   0.320kg
ISBN:  

9781841762173


ISBN 10:   1841762172
Pages:   96
Publication Date:   15 December 2000
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   No Longer Our Product
Availability:   Awaiting stock   Availability explained
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Language:   English

Table of Contents

Origins of the Campaign/Opposing Plans/Naval Operations 1756-57/Opposing Commanders (British & French)/Opposing Armies (British & French)/The Siege of 1758/Naval and Military Preparations/The siege day-by-day/The Landing/Taking Lighthouse Point/Bombardments Begins/Wolfe takes Green Hill/the French Sally/Artillery Duels/French Ships Damaged/Breaches and Fires/The Surrender and Cambis' Regiment Mutiny /Aftermath/The Fortress of Louisbourg Today/Chronology/Index

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In conjunction with Ticonderoga 1758: .,. an attractive series, well known to serious military history buffs and casual interest readers alike...well illustrated, with supporting maps, prints, photos and artists' impressions... These are two good volumes, which would be a useful addition to any collection on that period, providing the reader with a large breadth of information in a very digestible format. -Lieutenant-Colonel Keith W. Kiddie MA, Canadian Army Journal (Summer 2006)


In conjunction with Ticonderoga 1758: .. .an attractive series, well known to serious military history buffs and casual interest readers alike...well illustrated, with supporting maps, prints, photos and artists' impressions... These are two good volumes, which would be a useful addition to any collection on that period, providing the reader with a large breadth of information in a very digestible format. -Lieutenant-Colonel Keith W. Kiddie MA, Canadian Army Journal (Summer 2006) In conjunction with Ticonderoga 1758: . ..an attractive series, well known to serious military history buffs and casual interest readers alike...well illustrated, with supporting maps, prints, photos and artists' impressions... These are two good volumes, which would be a useful addition to any collection on that period, providing the reader with a large breadth of information in a very digestible format. -Lieutenant-Colonel Keith W. Kiddie MA, Canadian Army Journal (Summer 2006) In conjunction with Ticonderoga 1758: .,. an attractive series, well known to serious military history buffs and casual interest readers alike...well illustrated, with supporting maps, prints, photos and artists' impressions... These are two good volumes, which would be a useful addition to any collection on that period, providing the reader with a large breadth of information in a very digestible format. -Lieutenant-Colonel Keith W. Kiddie MA, Canadian Army Journal (Summer 2006)


In conjunction with Ticonderoga 1758: .. .an attractive series, well known to serious military history buffs and casual interest readers alike...well illustrated, with supporting maps, prints, photos and artists' impressions... These are two good volumes, which would be a useful addition to any collection on that period, providing the reader with a large breadth of information in a very digestible format. -Lieutenant-Colonel Keith W. Kiddie MA, Canadian Army Journal (Summer 2006)


Author Information

Rene Chartrand was born in Montreal. A senior curator with Canada's National Historic Sites for nearly three decades, he is now a freelance writer and historical consultant. He has written numerous articles and books including over 30 Osprey titles. He lives in Gatineau, Quebec, with his wife and two sons. Patrice Courcelle was born in France in 1950 and has been a professional illustrator for some 20 years. Entirely self-taught, his dramatic and lucid style has won him widespread admiration in the field of military illustration. Patrice lives a few miles from the battlefield of Waterloo with his wife and son.

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