?What a scene!? wrote Horace Walpole. ?An army in the night dragging itself up a precipice by stumps of trees to assault a town and attack an enemy strongly entrenched and double in numbers!? In one short sharp exchange of fire Major-General James Wolfe?s men tumbled the Marquis de Montcalm?s French army into bloody ruin. Sir John Fortescue famously described it as the ?most perfect volley ever fired on a battlefield?. In this book Stuart Reid details how one of the British Army?s consummate professionals literally beat the King?s enemies before breakfast and in so doing decided the fate of a continent.
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