Unexplained Canada. Episode 5, The Plains of Abraham mysteries
DVD
2005
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In "The lost treasures of the Citadel," the mystery of the missing valuables of the residents of Quebec City is examined. Knowing that a battle with the British could change life in the colony, the residents of Quebec City stored their valuables in the Basement of Quebec's citadel. General Montcalm of the French forces thought this was not enough, and ordered the valuables take up the St. Lawrence. In 1909 a farmer discovered a box in his field with parchments from Montcalm. They were directions to the treasure, but when the farmer followed them, they led to a church property, and no one was allowed to search further. In "Death of Wolfe Painting," the promise by Benjamin West to paint a portrait of Lord Nelson, should he die in battle, led Nelson to reply, "Then I hope I die in the next battle." He then died in the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805. West kept his word. Did General Wolfe foresee his own death?

Item Details
Subjects:
Abraham, Plains of (Québec) -- History.
Montcalm de Saint-Véran, Louis-Joseph, marquis de, 1712-1759.
Mysteries of the unknown -- Saskatchewan.
Nelson, Horatio Nelson, Viscount, 1758-1805 -- Death.
Painting -- Canada.
Plains of Abraham, Battle of the, Québec, 1759.
Québec (Québec) -- History.
Trafalgar, Battle of, 1805.
Other Authors:
Karowprime Films (Firm)
Publisher, Date:
[Canada] : Karowprime Films / McIntyre Media (dist.), c2005.
Description:
1 DVD videorecording (24 min.) : sd., col.
Other Title:
Plains of Abraham mysteries
Lost treasures of the Citadel.
Death of Wolfe Painting
Notes:
Intended audience: Young adult / Grades 8-12 ; Adult.
Produced by Karoprime Films
SPL: Licensed for public performance.
Publisher or Distributor Number:
KAR004
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