Saturday 24 September 2022

Northwest Passage (1940) trailer

 This movie is pretty outdated but still of interest for its sets and scenery. Costumes are bad. I have the novel it is based on which is from 1937. Pretty grisly.  Trailer here

You can buy it on DVD cheaply i just checked

There was a tv series spin off that is on DVD

Thursday 15 September 2022

At Ticonderoga

 The Brown's Raid Battle Reenactment is THIS weekend! 

Join us for a weekend full of real-life action-packed adventure! The story unfolds across the landscape as patriot Colonel John Brown leads a surprise attack against British troops garrisoning Fort Ticonderoga. 

Find the visitor schedule here:

Photos Mark Morello, copyright Fort Ticonderoga.

Wednesday 14 September 2022

Von Wreden's Feldjager Reenacting Unit

 Facebook page here. This impression debuted at the Chadd's Ford event at the weekend. The first mounted jäger in North America. 

Webpage is

Tuesday 13 September 2022

Brave Wolfe Martin Carthy

 Come all ye young men all and let this delight you,

Come all ye young men all and let nothing fright you;
Never let your courage fail when you're brought to trial,
Nor let your fancy move at the first denial.

This brave undaunted youth had crossed the ocean,
To free America was his intention;
He landed at Quebec with all his party,
The city to attack being brave and hearty.

Bold Wolfe drew up his men in a line so pretty,
On the Plains of Abraham before the city;
The French came marching down in hopes to meet them,
With a double lumber 'round resolved to beat him.

Montcalm and this brave youth together walked,
Between two armies they like brothers talked;
Till each one to his post then did retire,
'Twas then those numerous hosts commenced their fire.

The drums did loudly beat and the colours flying,
The purple gore did stream and men lay dying;
And shot from off his horse fell our brave hero,
We'll long lament his loss in tears of sorrow.

He lifted up his head when the guns did rattle,
And to his army said, "How goes the battle?"
Quebec is all our own, none can prevent it.
"Oh, then," replies bold Wolfe, "I die contented."

Listen here

Monday 12 September 2022

Thursday 8 September 2022

Lake George 1755

 Another anniversary today is the Battle of Lake George. A new visitor's centre has opened this year. Opening time etc. here

September 8 1760 Capitulation of Montreal.


French troops burn their colours rather than surrender them. Figure from the Heinz Centre Clash of Empires exhibition by Time Machine.