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Library Lectures:
“Defending Quebec City in 1775-76”
by Charles André Nadeau

Join us on November 29 to learn more about a pivotal moment in our city’s history!


November 29, 2022
20:00 - 21:30
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During the American invasion of 1775-76, the city of Quebec found itself with barely a hundred British soldiers when the troops of General Richard Montgomery and Colonel Benedict Arnold besieged the city at the beginning of November. How then was the capital able to successfully resist the American attack? Charles André Nadeau’s presentation provides the answer.


Please note: This event will be hybrid. 

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About the Guest Speaker

Originally from Rivière-du-Loup, Charles André Nadeau lived in Quebec City from 1987 to 1991 and from 1995 to the present. He served in the Royal Canadian Navy where he commanded the destroyer HMCS Algonquin, was the Naval Attaché at the Canadian Embassy in Paris (1991–1994), and headed the Canadian Forces Fleet School in Quebec City from 1995 until he retired in 2000.

He earned his Bachelor of Arts in 1966, and graduated in advanced studies from the U.S. Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island in 1995. After retiring, he obtained a Bachelor’s degree in History from Université Laval in 2004 and a Master’s degree in 2008. He is a member of the Société historique de Québec and the Fédération histoire Québec. He is also a freelance journalist with the Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph, usually writing articles of a historical nature.