Sir Isaac Brock

British General

Sir Isaac BrockKnown as the "Man Who Saved Canada", Sir Isaac Brock was one of the few outstanding leaders during the War of 1812.

He went to Canada in 1802, having served in Holland and at Copenhagen, and was stationed there for three years.

He returned in 1806 as the Quebec garrison commander and by 1811 was a senior administrator as well as the top soldier.

A tall, athletic officer, Brock inspired confidence and when America invaded in 1812 he quickly moved to blunt the attack.

On 16 August, he bluffed the out-of-depth US commander General William Hull into surrendering Detroit and, two months later, defeated the Americans at Queenston.

Unfortunately, Brock was shot and killed while cheering his men forward.


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