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Wolfe and Montcalm

Wolfe and Montcalm

| 29 min

This short film recreates the tense hours before the Battle of the Plains of Abraham, and then the battle itself in which both generals, Wolfe and Montcalm, were fatally wounded.

  • director
    Allan Wargon
  • script
    Allan Wargon
  • producer
    Julian Biggs
  • photography
    Donald Wilder
  • sound
    Claude Pelletier
  • editing
    Donald Ginsberg
  • sound editing
    Kathleen Shannon
  • music
    Maurice Blackburn
  • cast
    William Needles
    Norman Ettlinger
    Alan Mills
    Paul Hébert
    Basil Fitzgibbon
    Ivor Barry
    Claude Jutra


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Ages 12 to 18

History - Early Canadian Exploration (1600s-1800s)
History and Citizenship Education - Population and Settlement (1608-present)
History and Citizenship Education - Society in New France (1608-1760)

Timeline the events leading up to the Battle of the Plains of Abraham. What are the causes of this battle? Create a diorama of the battle location. What factors led to victory in this battle? How does British victory in this battle impact the citizens of the region at this time? What role does this battle play in the Seven Years’ War? Create background summaries and/or obituaries for General Wolfe and General Montcalm.

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