Battle Cries in the Wilderness

Battle Cries in the Wilderness

The Struggle for North America in the Seven Years' War

eBook - 2011
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The savage struggle to take control of the North American wilderness during the epic Seven Years War (1756-63) between France and England is a gripping tale. As the two European powers battled each other for global economic, political and military supremacy in what some have called the first world war, the brutal conflict took on a unique North American character, particularly in the role Native allies played on both sides. Formal European tactics and military protocols were out of place in the harsh, unforgiving forests of the New World. Cavalry, mass infantry columns, and volley fire proved less effective in the heavily wooded terrain of North America than it did in Europe. What mattered in the colonial hinterland of New France and the British American colonies was an ability to navigate, travel, and survive in the uncharted wilderness. Equally important was the capacity to strike at the enemy with surprise, speed, and violence. After all, the reward for victory was substantial - mastery of North America.
Publisher: [United States] : Dundurn : Made available through hoopla, 2011
ISBN: 9781554889204
1554889200
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: hoopla digital

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Feb 11, 2012

A good overview of the French and Indian War and its background, written by a career officer in the Canadian Forces, now a professor at the Royal Military College. The book seems geared towards the school aged reader, given its brevity (it's a hundred pages and change), but works well for the adult reader as well. The author has a crisp, precise style of writing that works well in bringing across the events of the time.

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Keogh thinks this title is suitable for 9 years and over

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