By three battles, victories for the enemies of FranceRossbach in Germany, 1V57, Plassey in India, 1757, andQuebec in Canada, 1759 (owing to the recall of Dupleix, who was not bringing in large enough dividends to the Company of the Indies, and to the abandonment of Montcalm, who could not interest any one in a few acres of snow), the expansion of Prussia was assured, aiid the British relieved of French rivalry in the expansion of their empire in India andon the North American continent.
In 1756 he went to Canada as captain of dragoons and aide-de-camp to the marquis de Montcalm; and having distinguished himself in the war against England, was rewarded with the rank of colonel and the cross of St Louis.
Its southern border is occupied by the snow-clad peaks of the eastern Pyrenees, the highest of which within the department is the Pic de Montcalm (10,512 ft.).
Benjamin Sulte'S Comprehensive Histoire Des Canadians Francais (1882) Is A Well Written, Many Sided Work: Thomas Chapais' Monographs Are As Firmly Grounded As They Are Finely Expressed; His Jean Talon (1904) Is Of Prime Importance; And His Montcalm (1901) Is The Generous Amende Honorable Paid By French Canadian Literature To A Much Misrepresented, But Admirably Wrought, Career.
In August 1756 Montcalm took Oswego from the English and destroyed it, and in 1757 he captured Fort William Henry; but in the latter year the elder Pitt assumed control of affairs in England, and his aggressive, clear-sighted policy turned the tide of war in England's favour.