QUEBEC UNDER SIEGE: FRENCH EYE-WITNESS ACCOUNTS FROM THE CAMPAIGN OF 1759

MAYHOOD (C.)

C095

£16.95

144pp., 7 illus.& maps, P.B. 2019. Late in the summer 1759, Quebec, the capital of New France, was under siege. British Major General James Wolfe had the city surrounded and cut off from reinforcements in Montreal, Vice Admiral Charles Saunders was in firm control of the rivers surrounding the city as well as the supply routes into the region. Here the story is told by the citizens within the walls: an artillery captain, a prominent citizen, the emissary traveling between the British and the French commanders, and a Catholic nun working in the main hospital, treating the sick and wounded of both armies.