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The best pictures of the Battle of Quebec, 1759

Posted in Best pictures, Famous battles, History on Saturday, 30 July 2011

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The best pictures of the Battle of Quebec show the famous ascent of the cliffs around the fortress by General Wolfe and the British forces. Also called the Battle of the Plains of Abraham, this British victory began the end of French colonial power in North America. The first picture of  the Battle of Quebec depicts the perilous ascent of the Heights of Abraham.

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The ascent of the Heights of Abraham at the Battle of Quebec, by Peter Jackson

The second picture also shows the silent arduous ascent of the Heights of Abraham.

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The ascent of the Heights of Abraham, by R Caton Woodville

The third picture depicts the audacious British scaling the Heights of Abraham.

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Wolfe’s men scaling the Heights of Abraham to attack Quebec, by Severino Baraldi

Many more pictures relating to General Wolfe and the Battle of Quebec can be found at the Look and Learn picture library.

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