Battle Cries in the Wilderness: The Struggle for North America in the Seven Years' War
Canadians at War Series
Written by Colonel Bernd Horn.
Published by Dundurn Press, 2011.
|The savage struggle to take control of the North
American wilderness during the epic Seven Years' War (17561763) 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
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.
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About the author: Colonel Bernd Horn is an experienced infantry officer who is currently serving as the deputy commander of Canada's Special Operations Forces Command. He is an adjunct professor of history at the Royal Military College in Kingston, Ontario, and has authored, co-authored, edited, and co-edited more than 20 books, including Fortune Favours the Brave: Tales of Courage and Tenacity in Canadian Military History. He lives in Kingston, Ontario.
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