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The Great Fortress: A Chronicle of Louisbourg 1720-1760, Vol. 08 (original 1915; udgave 2012)

af William Wood

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Excerpt from The Great Fortress: A Chronicle of Louisbourg, 1720-1760 Louisbourg was no mere isolated strong hold which could be lost or won without affecting the wider issues of oversea dominion. On the contrary, it was a necessary link in the chain of waterside posts which connected France with America by way of the Atlantic, the St Lawrence, the Great Lakes, and the Mississippi. But since the chain itself and all its other links, and even the peculiar relation of Louisbourg to the Acadians and the Conquest, have been fully described else where in the Chronicles of Canada, the present volume only tries to tell the purely individual tale. Strange to say, this tale seems never to have been told before; at least, not as one continuous whole. Of course, each siege has been described, over and over again, in many Special monographs as well as in countless books about Canadian history. But nobody. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.… (mere)
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Titel:The Great Fortress: A Chronicle of Louisbourg 1720-1760, Vol. 08
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The great fortress : a chronicle of Louisbourg, 1720-1760 af William Charles Henry Wood (1915)

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Brief, well written account of the history of the most significant coastal fort in 18th century New France. The author paints an accurate and interesting picture of the fort's history and why it was so difficult to defend, ultimately leading to its capture once by the American colonials and later by the English during the Seven Year's War. ( )
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Excerpt from The Great Fortress: A Chronicle of Louisbourg, 1720-1760 Louisbourg was no mere isolated strong hold which could be lost or won without affecting the wider issues of oversea dominion. On the contrary, it was a necessary link in the chain of waterside posts which connected France with America by way of the Atlantic, the St Lawrence, the Great Lakes, and the Mississippi. But since the chain itself and all its other links, and even the peculiar relation of Louisbourg to the Acadians and the Conquest, have been fully described else where in the Chronicles of Canada, the present volume only tries to tell the purely individual tale. Strange to say, this tale seems never to have been told before; at least, not as one continuous whole. Of course, each siege has been described, over and over again, in many Special monographs as well as in countless books about Canadian history. But nobody. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

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