The British and the French's Fighting Styles

The British and the French's Fighting Styles

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  • Britain's Fighting Style
  • Britain's Relationship with Indians
  • Britain's Leadership
  • James Wolfe
  • George Washington
  • Edward Braddock
  • The British used a "European style" of fighting during the war. They fought in long linear formations. Their bright red coats made them easy to spot in the forest.
  • France's Fighting Style
  • Early on in the war, The British did not want any help from the "savages" that lived in North America. They built settlements on the Native American's land, pushing them out of their territory. Later in the war, the British allied themselves with the Iroquois Nation.
  • France's Relationship with the Indians
  • The British were led by many important leaders, such as Edward Braddock, James Wolfe, and George Washington. However, Braddock and Wolfe were killed in battle, and Washington lost Fort Necessity to the French.
  • France's Leadership
  • The French learned from their Native American allies. They used "guerrilla" tactics, such as camouflaging themselves and hiding in their environment. 
  • The French had a much better relationship with the native Americans than the British had. The French were already close partners in fur trade with many of the natives, which later became allies during the war.
  • The French were led by Louis-Joseph de Montcalm. He was an excellent military leader who led the French to victory in many battles. But when he lost the city of Quebec to the British, the French began to lose.
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