The Halifax Citadel

The Halifax Citadel

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The Halifax Citadel was a great bastion of the British Empire, the impregnable shield of the qWarden of the Northq. 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.At the Citadel, after the Cavalier Block was completed, four small casemates were added, in pairs at each end of the building, and at right angles ... As well, the regimental cooks had a manual, Instructions to Military Cooks, which provided numerous reci- pes for meat dishes, soups and puddings. ... Soldiers of Queen Victoria could expect to spend most of their service overseas in various colonial stations.

Title:The Halifax Citadel
Author:Brian Cuthbertson, Julian Beveridge
Publisher:Formac Publishing Company - 2001-06-05


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