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Louisbourg 1758 : Wolfe's first siege - Courcelle

Louisbourg 1758

Wolfe's first siege

By: Courcelle

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Published: 1st January 2001
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Osprey's study of James Wolfe's siege of Louisbourg during the French and Indian War (1754-1763). 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.

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)

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

ISBN: 9781841762173
ISBN-10: 1841762172
Series: Campaign, 79
Audience: BAU
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 96
Published: 1st January 2001
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.77 x 18.42  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.3
Edition Number: 1