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Featured battle : The Massacre of Fort William Henry
Part of The French and Indian War
Date : 09 August 1757
After investing Fort William Henry, Montcalm with his French regulars and a large force of Indian warriors persuaded the British garrison under Col. Monro to capitulate. The garrison was accorded the honours of war and were allowed to march out with their colours. This, however, was totally contrary the the Native American concept of war, and the Warriors fell upon the withdrawing British and slaughtered many. Montcalm destroyed the fort and withdrew to winter quarters at Ticonderoga.
Featured review :
1812 Napoleon in Moscow
Paul Britten Austin
It is difficult to evaluate this book which has a confusing conflict between style and content. As a style the author has adopted the appalling affectation of the use of the present tense to describe the past. This in parts makes gaining a clear understanding more difficult than it needs to be. The content is well researched and appropriately selected giving real insights into the French in Moscow. The real quality of the book is that we get to see the big event from many personal perspectives. In the introduction the author apologizes, and so he should, for his 'syntactic and grammatical deviations' for these in part make difficult reading of what otherwise would be a very good book.
Frontline Books, Pen & Sword Books Ltd., 2012
Reviewed : 2013-02-09 00:00:00