Excerpt from Brock, the Hero of Upper Canada
In the public mind General James Wolfe is usually thought of as peculiarly the hero of Canada. But that brave warrior spent only a few months in the country, and during his stay thought merely of driving the French from North Ameri... ca. He took no interest in the country for itself and never dreamt of mak ing Canada his home. Brock, on the other hand, made Canada his country by adoption. For ten years, with but one short holiday to the home land, he had lived within its borders. For a time he had almost complete control of its military a¿airs, and was latterly in Upper Can ada both the political and the military leader. As an inspiring force for Canadians his mem ory has greater in¿uence than that of either Wolfe, the conqueror of the French, or Guy Carleton, who saved Canada from the American invaders in 1775 and 1776. He was in many ways the greatest maker of the Canadian nation.
On the reverse side of the memorial coin referred to are the words, Success to Com merce and Peace to the World. These are noteworthy words and truly show for what Brock, Nelson, Wellington, Roberts, and all Britain's distinguished soldiers have fought. They were not vulgar conquerors like Napoleon, but drew their swords to help establish the rule of the Prince of Peace on earth. Brock occupies a high place among the world's greatest peacemakers. As a 501 dier and statesman his life story is worthy of the closest study.
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