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MOSTOS – Volume XIV (1911-1920)

d. 19 Nov. 1918 at the Sucker Creek Indian Reserve (Alta)

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Sir John A. Macdonald

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The French Forces in North America during the Seven Years’ War
Original title:  La Guerre de Sept ans

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This passage from the essay by W. J. Eccles summarizes the opinion of Pierre de Rigaud de Vaudreuil de Cavagnial, Marquis de Vaudreuil, on the different attitudes of the French and Canadian forces in North America:

“In 1758 Vaudreuil had contrasted the attitude of the colonial regular troops towards the war with that of the French regulars. For the Canadians, he wrote, the colony was their homeland; it was there that they had their families, lands, resources, and aspirations for the future. The French troops on the other hand, being expatriates, wanted only to return home with their honour intact, without having suffered a defeat, caring little what wounds the enemy inflicted on the colony, not even about its total loss.”

 

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