Saturday, August 15, 2009


Scene of the decisive battle for Quebec, in the last phase of the French and Indian War, between the French and the British on Sept. 13, 1759. The British victory in the battle of The Plains of Abraham was one of the conclusive blows against France's hope for dominance in the New World. Led by Gen. James Wolfe, the British troops ascended the sides of the Plains, a plateau extending west and southwest of the city, after having failed to take the city by frontal attacks. Both Wolfe and Gen. Montcalm, the French commander, were killed. Part of the battle site is a national park.

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