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Lecture - Talk


By Christian Bode


Before being honoured by having a magnificent shrub named after him (Bougainvillae spectabilis), Louis-Antoine de Bougainville was a soldier, General Montcalm’s aide-de-camp, an Iroquois warrior, a diplomat, an interpreter, a mathematician, a geographer, a lawyer and, incidentally, a French aristocrat who played an important role in several battles of the Seven Years War. His war diary Écrits sur le Canada contains some pithy comments about culture shock, corruption, the art of war, the sense of honour and the incompetence of military men in general and the human race in particular.

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