Monday, November 29, 2004

Col. Francois Lessard

Col. Francois Lessard, originally uploaded by The MediaMentor.

British and Canadian army units were returning to camp at Belfast, after a long burning expedition, when they were attacked by a Boer commando. British General Smith Dorrien ordered Col. Fancois Lessard from Quebec to organize he Canadians (Mounted Rifles and artillerymen) to fight a rea guard action to protect the back of the retreating British army. Because of his outstanding work Lessard was pictured as one of only two Canadians honoured to be among 75 British general pictured in a huge colour portrait called "Celebrities of the Army."
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