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The French gunners were opening up with rounds of canister shot, field that and then had a body of Indians concealed in a corn- struck at the British right wing, but these were routed quickly by a few platoons from the 47th Regiment under a Colonel Hale. Wolfe next ordered his troops to lie prone while two short brass six-pounders were brought up and used against the enemy lines. This gunfire threw the defenders into some tem- porary confusion, and Montcalm changed his inUne formation to three large columns.

We have a most It effective flamethrower, and a fire un- might be noted that we still do not know The Invasion most deadly of ancient the exact formula or composition of that secret weapons—Greek fire. 19 of Britain Recent examinations of available dence concludes that what distinguishes Greek fire evi- from other in- was the presence of quicklime, which cendiaries of that period when brought created a great enveloping heat water. Presumably the mixture in contact with was composed of such materials as was a time when it was some instances the for- sulphur, and naphtha with quicklime.

Path up the up this cliffs, but it narrow gradient, infantry ki full marching order. Military history, however, is replete with successes that were the result of desperate, hazardous, indirect approaches; attacks that did not follow the line of reason and expectation. While his ships continued the annoying shuttle up and down before the watchers at Quebec, Wolfe withdrew his forces from the Montmorency base, and on September 5, after re-forming them on the south shore, marched these 3600 men overland up the river bank, and embarked them once more.

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