The Battle of Quebec

MacNaylor, Mitchell
September 2007
Military History;Sep2007, Vol. 24 Issue 6, p56
The article presents a brief history of the Battle of Quebec in August 1759. By late August 1759, British commander James Wolfe had reached a dead end. For two months the gaunt and his army of some 8,500 soldiers had laid siege to the French city of Quebec without success. Seeking to break the deadlock, Wolfe formulated a bold plan. In mid-September, a portion of his army would board royal navy ships and stage a secret landing and then force the French to do battle on the Plains of Abraham.


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