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  • 250th anniversary of the French and Indian war

    http://frenchandindianwar250.org/

    This is a great link to events over the next couple of years marking the 250th anniversary of the french and indian war. Events in US and canada, check this out

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    Nice link, thanks!
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    • #3
      Danny

      since u being from quebec and all, can you give me some history as to that area? Im starting to research the FIW and the siege of quebec interest me a lot
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      • #4
        Good one, KP!

        I read that today was the anniversary in a "this date in history" list and didn't think about posting it.

        On this date a young VA militia LT named Geo. Washington whupped up on some Frenchies, killing 10 of them, in the first military action of the F&I War...and getting a good start on his military career.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Jeremy Scott
          Danny

          since u being from quebec and all, can you give me some history as to that area? Im starting to research the FIW and the siege of quebec interest me a lot
          Sorry for the delay Jeremy, I forgot about this thread. I have inccluded a few links, one of them directly from our National Defence website where you can DL some ebooks about the Canadian Military through the ages.

          http://www.forces.gc.ca/hr/dhh/publi...ne_e.asp?cat=6

          The best site I found is this one:

          http://www.britishbattles.com/battle-of-quebec.htm

          There are maps and OOB available.

          Here in Québec, the loss of the citadelle was the beginning of the end for Nouvelle-France (New-France) in 1759. When Montréal fell in 1760 it marked the end of the French in Canada. As for the battle of Québec itself, the French commander, Marquis de Montcalm came out from behind his walls to meet the British Forces under the command of Gen Wolfe. Today it is considered a mistake that the French commander who should have remained behind his walls. There was a French relief column coming from the area of Trois-Rivičres. Not sure why Montcalm decided to meet Wolfe without waiting for reinforcement. In any event, read up on those two links and if you need more, let me know.
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          • #6
            A good book on Wolfe and the siege of Quebec is Wolfe at Quebec by Christopher Hibbert.

            Crucible of War by Fred Anderson is probably the best book on the Seven Years' War in North America.
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            • #7
              What is truly amazing is that a dispute involving just a few thousand people escalated into a world war. Its also amazing how little inland the europeans were in 1750. The maps show just important inland waterways were to travel, population movement being tied to rivers.
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              • #8
                Originally posted by Lance Williams
                What is truly amazing is that a dispute involving just a few thousand people escalated into a world war. Its also amazing how little inland the europeans were in 1750. The maps show just important inland waterways were to travel, population movement being tied to rivers.
                Canada being so rugged back then, and still today in a way, the best and fastest way was by canoe with the occasional portage.
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by dannybou
                  Canada being so rugged back then, and still today in a way, the best and fastest way was by canoe with the occasional portage.
                  The US was the same way back then.

                  It's clear from a map that moving by water is a great way to go in Canada...lots of blue on that map and roads are scarce in large parts of the country.

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                  • #10
                    French and Indian war anniversary events

                    The 250th anniversary of the taking of Quebec will be celebrated in Quebec city from July 30th -August 2, 2009.

                    http://www.ccbn-nbc.gc.ca/_en/docume...C-newdates.pdf

                    The taking of Quebec virtually ended the French and Indian war (or Seven Years war) on the American continent and it appears that Quebec is going to make a big deal of the anniversary.
                    So, anyone interested in the era might want to look into this event.

                    Fort Niagara, is also planning to put on a large event over the 4th of July to memorialize the 250th anniversary of the fall of that fortress to British forces.
                    More information can be obtained here:

                    https://oldfortniagara.org/
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                    • #11
                      Thanks for the heads-up Cambronnne; too bad I don't live nearer to Quebec!

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by CatholicCrusade View Post
                        Thanks for the heads-up Cambronnne; too bad I don't live nearer to Quebec!
                        Yeah it is a long drive. I intend to go as I have always wanted to visit Quebec anyway.
                        Niagara is a bit closer and probably "only" an 8 hour trip for you.
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                        • #13
                          How will the Seven Years War be remembered in the USA? Obviously it was a decisive event - had the British Empire been defeated then perhaps we would be talking about Les Etats Unis and y"all would be talking en francais and eating pomme frittes with your Grand Mac
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by billscottmorri View Post
                            How will the Seven Years War be remembered in the USA? Obviously it was a decisive event - had the British Empire been defeated then perhaps we would be talking about Les Etats Unis and y"all would be talking en francais and eating pomme frittes with your Grand Mac

                            I think it is a poorly understood conflict here in the States.
                            Most people do not realize that had the British not won the war and driven the French from North America our revolution could not have taken place.
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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Cambronnne View Post
                              The 250th anniversary of the taking of Quebec will be celebrated in Quebec city from July 30th -August 2, 2009.

                              http://www.ccbn-nbc.gc.ca/_en/docume...C-newdates.pdf

                              The taking of Quebec virtually ended the French and Indian war (or Seven Years war) on the American continent and it appears that Quebec is going to make a big deal of the anniversary.
                              So, anyone interested in the era might want to look into this event.

                              Fort Niagara, is also planning to put on a large event over the 4th of July to memorialize the 250th anniversary of the fall of that fortress to British forces.
                              More information can be obtained here:

                              https://oldfortniagara.org/
                              Depending on how this economy goes, I will try to make it to this event!
                              Thanks for the heads up Cambronne!
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