Battle of Québec

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Louis-Joseph de Montcalm-Grozon Montcalm (1712—1759) French general

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This ended French sovereignty in Canada. Despite fears that the strongly entrenched French, under the brilliant Montcalm, could be dislodged only by a long siege, Wolfe's troops, with a surprise night manœuvre, followed by a pitched battle, achieved an epic victory.

Subjects: Warfare and Defence — History of the Americas.

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