The Halifax Citadel

Portrait of a Military Fortress

Brian Cuthbertson

This book offers background on the Halifax Citadel and its history, exploring the lives of soldiers and their families stationed in Hailfax in the 19th century.
Date Published :
June 2001
Publisher :
Formac Publishing Ltd.
Contributor(s) :
Julian Beveridge
Language:
English
Series :
Formac Illustrated History
Illustration :
illustrated with color photographs and historical visuals
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Paperback
ISBN : 9780887805172
Pages : 72
Dimensions : 9 X 8.25 inches
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Overview
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The Halifax Citadel was a great bastion of the British Empire, the impregnable shield of the "Warden of the North".

Today it is one of Canada's most famous landmarks: every year thousands visit the star-shaped fortress, watch the traditional firing of the noon-day gun and roam the ramparts and the fortified buildings where British soldiers were once garrisoned. They watch the re-enactment of military exercises by men and women in authentic 19th-century military uniforms, and enjoy the music of the pipe band in the Parade. This richly-illustrated history conveys the lively martial pageantry of this unparalleled attraction.

This book offers background on the Halifax Citadel and its history, exploring the lives of soldiers and their families stationed in Hailfax in the 19th century.

About The Author
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BRIAN CUTHBERTSON is a leading historian of Nova Scotia. He has worked as an archivist for the Public Archives of Nova Scotia, is the former published and editor of the Nova Scotia Historical Review and is the former Head of Heritage for Nova Scotia. He has been writing on Nova Scotia history since he first published a biography in 1978 of Richard John Uniacke, entitled The Old Attorney General. Since his retirement in 1995 he has devoted much of his time to research and writing, and is the author of several books on Nova Scotia history, including illustrated histories of the towns of Lunenburg and Wolfville, John Cabot and the Voyage of the Matthew, Johnny Bluenose at the Polls: Epic Nova Scotian Election Battles 1758-1848, and The Halifax Citadel: Portrait of a Military Fortress.

JULIAN BEVERIDGE is an award-winning photographer based in Halifax.

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