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The Battle of Quebec [electronic resource]: 1759

Pathé cinéma (France)
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
The End of the French and Indian War. The battle between England and France which was decided in Quebec determined the future of Canada, and of the United States as well. This program describes the founding of Quebec in 1608, and of the French colony, Canada. A hundred and fifty years later, in 1759, it was officially named New France - a small colony of some 60,000 living along the banks of the St. Lawrence; Montreal had been founded; and French explorers had explored, and claimed in the name of their king, territories from the frozen North down to the Gulf of Mexico. Seeking to restrain the English colonists, who outnumbered the French perhaps 20 to 1, the French built a series of forts, Ft. Duquesne and Ft. Niagara among them. The program analyzes the causes for the French and Indian War, the strategies and feints, and shows the siege of Quebec and the final bitter battle on the Plains of Abraham in which both Wolfe and Montcalm perished. Three days later Quebec fell to the British - the end of Quebec as a province of France but not, as we have come to understand, as a French province.
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32 min.
9 & up
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on May 02, 2012.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Variant Title
  • Who Will Rule North America? (2:37)
  • French Forts (3:11)
  • Different Type of Warfare (2:08)
  • Firing a Cannon; Role of Native Americans (2:41)
  • War Begins (1:51)
  • Canadian Guerrillas; British Offensive (2:49)
  • Quebec Destroyed (3:02)
  • Fraser Highlanders (3:40)
  • Up to the Plains of Abraham (3:05)
  • Conquer or Die (2:10)
  • Short, Decisive Battle Ends French Claim to Canada (2:34)
  • Credits: The Battle of Quebec: 1759 - The End of the French and Indian War (1:12)
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2012], c1990
Publisher no.
2458 Films Media Group
1streaming video file (32 min.) : d., col., digital file.
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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