Thursday, 9 February 2017

Wolfe's Battle Orders

A newspaper report from 84 years ago today tells of finding General Wolfe's original battle orders in preparation for the attack on Quebec in 1759.
The article reports the document was to be deposited at the National Archives. Did that happen? Has the document been displayed?

The article is in a newspaper digitized by the National Library of Singapore. It's in The Singapore Free Press and Mercantile Advertiser, 9 February 1933.

No need to ask why Singapore.  Library and Archives Canada
continues to ignore newspapers, and still has no newspaper digitization program. It's yet another illustration that ambition is wanting at both the political and public service level, in digitizing Canada's heritage, well voiced by Micheal Geist in this article.

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