Montcalm and the massacre

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Posted by Neuromancer on November 03, 1997 at 15:46:44:

It seems strange to me that Montcalm didn't take precautions against the Indian attack on the British troupes. Afterall, Magua all but told him that he intended to get his revenge on 'Grey-Hair.' In history, Montcalm's reputation was severely damaged by the incident for allowing those who had surrendered to him to come under attack.

I conceed that in reality, Montcalm had no reason to suspect that an attack might take place, and since this was the main historic event of the movie, it couldn't be changed.

As such, the movie forms a little inconsistancy here, for the movie to be historically accurate, the attack must have taken place. However, in the movie, Montcalm had reason to expect the attack.

I get the feeling that about now you are wondering what I'm on about. Or maybe not...

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