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La contribution des troupes allemandes à la défense du Canada

The Contributions of German Troops to the Defence of Canada

 
 
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By William Fischer, Jr., August 13, 2018
1. La contribution des troupes allemandes à la défense du Canada Marker
Inscription.  

La contribution des troupes allemandes à la défense du Canada pendant la guerre de l'indéndance américaine

De 1776 à 1783, ces troupes au service de la Grande-Bretagne jouèrent un rôle crucial dans la défense du Canada, formant à certaines périodes entre le tiers et la moitié des forces britanniques. Elles aidèrent à reprendre le territoire conquis par les rebelles puis, en 1777, participèrent à la tentative d'invasion du général Burgoyne en zone sous contrôle américain. Élément clé de la défense à partir de 1778, elles contribuèrent notamment à l'amélioration des fortifications et à l'érection d'une citadelle temporaire jadis ici. Un quart de ces 10 000 soldats s'établirent au Canada, leurs descendants se comptant par dizaines de milliers.

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The Contributions of German Troops to the Defence of Canada During the American Revolution

Between 1776 and 1783, German troops in British service played a key role in the defence of Canada, at times comprising one-third to one-half of the British forces.

La contribution des troupes allemandes à la défense du Canada Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 13, 2018
2. La contribution des troupes allemandes à la défense du Canada Marker
They helped reconquer territory taken by the American rebels and, in 1777, took part in General Burgoyne's failed invasion of American-controlled territory. After 1778, they formed an essential part of the defensive system, contributing most notably to improving the fortifications and building a temporary citadel that once stood here. One quarter of these 10,000 soldiers settled in Canada after the war, their descendants numbering in the tens of thousands today.
 
Erected by Commission des lieux et monuments historiques du Canada / Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Settlements & SettlersWar, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Canada, Historic Sites and Monuments Board series list.
 
Location. 46° 48.28′ N, 71° 12.531′ W. Marker is in Québec, in Communauté-Urbaine-de-Québec. Marker is on avenue du Cap-Diamant, on the right when traveling north. Marker is in the Battlefields Park, near the Governor's Promenade and Kiosk south of the Citadel. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Québec G1R, Canada. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Abraham Martin (a few steps from this marker); Les gouverneurs généraux à l'honneur (within shouting distance of this marker); The Quebec Conferences
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(approx. 0.3 kilometers away); The Québec Citadel (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Georges-Philias Vanier (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Chief Warrant Officier Jean Couture, OMN, CD (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); The Grande Allée Drill Hall (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Le Siège de Québec, 1759 / The Siege of Québec, 1759 (approx. half a kilometer away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Québec.
 
Also see . . .
1. Canada and the German mercenaries of the American Revolution (Library and Archives Canada blog). (Submitted on September 12, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. German Canadians, in The Canadian Encyclopedia. (Submitted on September 12, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. German, in Library and Archives Canada. (Submitted on September 12, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 10, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 12, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 107 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 12, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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