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‘What a scene!’ wrote Horace Walpole. ‘An army in the night dragging itself up a precipice by stumps of trees to assault a town and attack an enemy strongly entrenched and double in numbers!’ In one short sharp exchange of fire Major-General James Wolfe’s men tumbled the Marquis de Montcalm’s French army into bloody ruin. Sir John Fortescue famously described it as the ‘most perfect volley ever fired on a battlefield’. In this book Stuart Reid details how one of the British Army’s consummate professionals literally beat the King’s enemies before breakfast and in so doing decided the fate of a continent.

Introduction * Chronology * Opposing Commanders * The Armies * Opposing Plans * The Campaign * The Plains of Abraham * Aftermath * The Battlefield Today * Bibliography * Index

  • AUTHOR: Reid/Embleton
  • FORMAT: 96pp Bw/col 246x198 Pb
  • Code: 12135

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