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The Toronto Forest that Brought Down Napoleon: Canadiana Series - Season 3

This title is a part of the series Canadiana Series, Season 3

Catalogue Number:  UPP023EN
Producer:  The Canadiana Project Inc.
Producers:  Brook, Ashley
Directors:  Cucco, Kyle
Producing Agencies:  The Canadiana Project and Unlikely Pear Productions
Subject:  Canadian History, Canadian Social Studies, Documentary, History, Social Studies, World History
Language:  English
Grade Level:  6 - 8, 9 - 12, Post Secondary, Adult
Country Of Origin:  Canada
Copyright Year:  2022
Running Time:  8:41

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Rouge Park stands on the edge of Toronto where countless hikers and joggers enjoy its towering forest. This park is connected to some of the most dramatic events in world history. The beautiful Mast Trail was carved out of the woods by lumberjacks more than two hundred years ago, in a time of bloody war to bring down a dictator thousands of kilometers away. In the early 1800s, the pine trees of the Rouge Valley were shipped across the ocean to become masts for the warships of the British Royal Navy, playing a pivotal role in the fight against Napoleon. Those Canadian lumberjacks helped win the war and change the course of history. Canadian lumber remained in demand after Napoleon's defeat, and it soon overtook the fur trade as the engine of the Canadian economy.

Also available in French: La forêt qui a vaincu Napoléon   

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