Battle of Louisbourg

Louisbourg had long been the strong point of French power in North America. Its capture in 1758 marked a major turning point in the fortunes of both powers. The British had had a chaotic 1757 but the Royal Navy's blockade of France and Spain was increasingly cutting France off from her colonies. Louisberg was an example of this as it was left to wither with infrequent supply ships and reinforcements getting through. The British, on the other hand, could eventually gather enough resources to take the mighty fortress.

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by Stephen Luscombe