This documentary couples reenactments of combat with observations from historians to create a picture of this 18th-century war. Though THE FRENCH & INDIAN WAR covers many different elements of history, it pays particular attention to the war's most famous clash: the Battle of Quebec.
The last of the wars for the control of North America! The French & Indian War was an epic struggle between France and Great Britain and her colonial allies. Both sides were fighting for control of the North American continent. The long-standing and deeply rooted animosity between France and Britain made this final decisive conflict all but inevitable. The war represented the first large-scale mobilization of the colonial militias and would prove to be a critical factor in the war for American Independence that would follow less than a generation later. The war is best remembered for the Battle of Quebec, where British General Wolfe surprised French forces on the Plains of Abraham outside the city of Quebec and decisively routed them. Wolfe himself was shot and killed, and did not see the French surrender on September 18th or the takeover of French Canada by the British.
This DVD features commentary and analysis by Dr. Scott Lucas of the University of Birmingham, author and historian Stuart Reid, Director of the Old Fort Niagara Brian Dunnigan, and military experts Kenneth A. Hamilton and George A. Bray III. It also features atmospheric battle re-enactments and period images. Narrated by Ian Brooker.