Raiders from New France: North American Forest Warfare Tactics, 17th-18th Centuries

Author:   Rene Chartrand ,  Mr Adam Hook
Publisher:   Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Volume:   229
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9781472833501


Pages:   64
Publication Date:   28 November 2019
Format:   Paperback
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Raiders from New France: North American Forest Warfare Tactics, 17th-18th Centuries


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Though the French and British colonies in North America began on a 'level playing field', French political conservatism and limited investment allowed the British colonies to forge ahead, pushing into territories that the French had explored deeply but failed to exploit. The subsequent survival of 'New France' can largely be attributed to an intelligent doctrine of raiding warfare developed by imaginative French officers through close contact with Indian tribes and Canadian settlers. The ground-breaking new research explored in this study indicates that, far from the ad hoc opportunism these raids seemed to represent, they were in fact the result of a deliberate plan to overcome numerical weakness by exploiting the potential of mixed parties of French soldiers, Canadian backwoodsmen and allied Indian warriors. Supported by contemporary accounts from period documents and newly explored historical records, this study explores the 'hit-and-run' raids which kept New Englanders tied to a defensive position and ensured the continued existence of the French colonies until their eventual cession in 1763.

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Author:   Rene Chartrand ,  Mr Adam Hook
Publisher:   Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Imprint:   Osprey Publishing
Volume:   229
Weight:   0.216kg
ISBN:  

9781472833501


ISBN 10:   1472833503
Pages:   64
Publication Date:   28 November 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In stock   Availability explained
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Rene Chartrand was born in Montreal and educated in Canada, the United States and the Bahamas. 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 50 Osprey titles. He lives in Gatineau, Quebec, with his wife. Adam Hook studied graphic design, and began his work as an illustrator in 1983. He specializes in detailed historical reconstructions, and has illustrated Osprey titles on subjects as diverse as the Aztecs, the Ancient Greeks, Roman battle tactics, several 19th-century American subjects, the modern Chinese Army, and a number of books in the Fortress series. He lives in East Sussex, UK.

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