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French and Indian War
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Captain Knox describes the difference between
fighting styles of French and British:
 Upon our
, they [the French]
turned...
 I have often reflected
upon the of this
practice in the French, who
in the art of
war; there is nothing that
can be more...
 How different, how nobly ,
and expressive of true is the
custom of the British troops! They
do not expend their ammuniti...
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  1. 1. Primary Sources French and Indian War Quote from http://www.loc.gov/teachers/classroommaterials /connections/france-america/history4.html Questions fromA. Barnette 2013
  2. 2. Captain Knox describes the difference between fighting styles of French and British:  Upon our , they [the French] turned out their floats, and ranged them in great order; their cavalry then , formed on the right of the infantry, and their whole detachment ran down the with a ridiculous shout, and manned their works.  What does “coming to an anchor” mean?  If cavalry are soldiers on horses, what does dismounted mean?  If the infantry is the group of regular soldiers on foot, what is the whole detachment?  Can you tell from context clues what a precipice is?
  3. 3.  I have often reflected upon the of this practice in the French, who in the art of war; there is nothing that can be more than such noises in engaging an enemy . . .  What do you think absurd/absurdity means in this passage?  Sane  Ridiculous  Reasonable Put “entertain a high opinion of their own discipline and knowledge” into today’s language.
  4. 4.  How different, how nobly , and expressive of true is the custom of the British troops! They do not expend their ammunition at an immense distance; and, if they advance to engage, or stand to receive the charge, they are steady, profoundly silent, and attentive, reserving their fire until they have received that of their adversaries . . experience plainly shews us, that the troops, who, in perfect silence, engage an enemy, waiting for their first fire, will always . –John Knox  What do you think he means by “awful” in describing the British?  Valour is spelled valor today, and it means bravery. What does Knox say that the British troops do to show their bravery?  What does Knox mean when he says that these actions preserve a superiority?  For fun: Draw the scene Knox describes.
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