Category:French and Indian War films
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1. French and Indian War – The French and Indian War comprised the North American theater of the worldwide Seven Years War of 1754–1763. At the start of the war, the French North American colonies had a population of roughly 60,000 European settlers, the outnumbered French particularly depended on the Indians. Following months of localised conflict, the nations declared war on each other in 1756. The name French and Indian War, used mainly in the United States, British and European historians use the term the Seven Years War, as do English speaking Canadians. French Canadians call it La guerre de la Conquête or the Fourth Intercolonial War, fighting took place primarily along the frontiers between New France and the British colonies, from Virginia in the south to Newfoundland in the north. It began with a dispute over control of the confluence of the Allegheny and Monongahela rivers, called the Forks of the Ohio, and the site of the French Fort Duquesne. The dispute erupted into violence in the Battle of Jumonville Glen in May 1754, in 1755, six colonial governors in North America met with General Edward Braddock, the newly arrived British Army commander, and planned a four-way attack on the French. None succeeded, and the effort by Braddock proved a disaster, he lost the Battle of the Monongahela on July 9,1755. In 1755, the British captured Fort Beauséjour on the border separating Nova Scotia from Acadia, orders for the deportation were given by William Shirley, Commander-in-Chief, North America, without direction from Great Britain. The Acadians, both captured in arms and those who had sworn the loyalty oath to His Britannic Majesty, were expelled. Native Americans were likewise driven off their land to make way for settlers from New England, after the disastrous 1757 British campaigns, the British government fell. France concentrated its forces against Prussia and its allies in the European theatre of the war, between 1758 and 1760, the British military launched a campaign to capture the Colony of Canada. They succeeded in capturing territory in surrounding colonies and ultimately the city of Quebec, though the British later lost the Battle of Sainte-Foy west of Quebec, the French ceded Canada in accordance with the Treaty of Paris. The outcome was one of the most significant developments in a century of Anglo-French conflict, France ceded its territory east of the Mississippi to Great Britain. It ceded French Louisiana west of the Mississippi River to its ally Spain, in compensation for Spains loss to Britain of Florida. Frances colonial presence north of the Caribbean was reduced to the islands of Saint Pierre and Miquelon, the conflict is known by multiple names. In British America, wars were often named after the sitting British monarch, such as King Williams War or Queen Annes War. As there had already been a King Georges War in the 1740s, British colonists named the war in King Georges reign after their opponents
2. Fort Ti – Fort Ti is a 1953 American 3-D Western film directed by William Castle, and starring George Montgomery and Joan Vohs. Written by Robert E. Kent, the film is the first Western to be released in 3-D, Fort Ti was produced by Esskay Pictures Corporation, and was distributed by Columbia Pictures in the United States. The film is set in 1759 at Fort Ticonderoga during the French, George Montgomery as Capt. Jedediah Horn Joan Vohs as Fortune Mallory Irving Bacon as Sgt. Gunzburg, creator of the Natural Vision 3-D system that had initiated the 3-D boom, previously used on Bwana Devil, the film was shot at Columbia Studios and on location in Utah and Southern California. Fort Ti earned an estimated $2.6 million domestically during its first year of release, in 1982, Fort Ti became the first 3-D film to be broadcast on television in the United Kingdom. The following year, it became the first 3-D film to be broadcast on television in the United States along with the Three Stooges 3-D short Pardon My Backfire, Fort Ti at the Internet Movie Database Fort Ti at the TCM Movie Database Fort Ti at American Film Institute
3. Northwest Passage (film) – Northwest Passage is a 1940 Technicolor film, starring Spencer Tracy, Robert Young, Walter Brennan, Ruth Hussey, and others. The picture is based on a novel by Kenneth Roberts titled Northwest Passage and it is set in the mid 18th century during the French and Indian War. It is a fictionalised account of the St. Francis Raid, an attack by Rogers Rangers on Saint Francis, a settlement of the Abenakis. The purpose of the raid is to avenge the attacks on British settlers. The film opens in the year 1759 with the arrival of Langdon Towne in Portsmouth, though disappointed, Langdons family greets him with love, as does Elizabeth Browne, the daughter of a noted clergyman. Elizabeths father is less welcoming, however, and denigrates Langdons aspirations to becoming a painter, facing arrest for his comments, Langdon fights the two men with the help of Hunk Marriner, a local woodsman and friend, before they both escape into the woods. As they flee westward, Langdon and Marriner stop in a tavern for something to drink. There they meet a man in a uniform who treats them to a drink called Flip which is similar to hot buttered rum. After a night of drinking, the two men wake up at Fort Crown Point, where they are told that the man they had met was Major Rogers, the commander of Rogers Rangers. Needing Langdons mapmaking skills, Rogers recruits the two men for his latest expedition, one to destroy the hostile Abenakis tribe and their town of St. Francis far to the north, setting out at dusk, Rogers force rows north using whale boats on Lake Champlain. During the confrontation, a powder keg explodes which injures some of his force, although his force is depleted, the rangers move onto their objective. Concealing their boats for a later return, the force marches northward through swampland. After making a chain to cross an unbridged river, the rangers reach St. Francis. The force succeeds in their attack, setting fire to the dwellings, when the battle is over, however, the rangers find only a few baskets of parched corn with which to replenish their dwindling provisions. Worse, as Marriner is searching the village, he comes across a prostrate Langdon suffering from a bullet wound in his abdomen. Facing hostile forces and a march with only meager supplies. Their initial objective is Lake Memphremagog, with the injured Langdon bringing up the rear, ten days later, Rogers men reach the hills just above Lake Memphremagog, where they hope to find food by stopping to hunt and fish. Encountering signs of French activity, Rogers prefers to press on to Fort Wentworth a hundred miles distant, game proves scare, though, worse, two of the detachments are ambushed by the French and most of the men killed