In 1755, tens of thousands of French settlers were deported from Nova Scotia. At the same time, across the American frontier, settlements burned in a great wave of destruction and human misery. This was one of the largest refugee crises in American history. George Washington, only twenty-one-years old, arguably started the war between the French and British Empires. The echos of this battle reverberate through our history today. Millions of dollars and tens of thousands of man hours are spent, even now, trying to resolve the problems created by this battle and this war. It’s blood. It’s ethnic cleansing. And it’s all free on Battlecast – the world’s foremost podcast on warfare.