The daring plan that led to the Battle of the Plains of Abraham
By 1759, the British are looking to fortify their trading monopoly across current-day North America. After crushing French settlements along the eastern seaboard, they set their eyes on New France.
Under cover of night, British General James Wolfe attacks the fortress-surrounded Quebec City, founded by Samuel de Champlain 150 years earlier.
The surprise attack forces French General Louis-Joseph de Montcalm into a battle on the Plains of Abraham.
Both Wolfe and Montcalm don't make it out of the (very short) battle alive.
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