Guernsey banknotes 10 Pounds note 1989 Major-General Sir Isaac Brock

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Guernsey banknotes 10 Pounds note 1980-1989
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Obverse: £10, Guernsey States seal at lower left, View of Castle Cornet at lower center in underprint. Castle Cornet is a large island castle in Guernsey. Castle Cornet stands on the former tidal island of Little Russel, also known as Cornet Rock or Castle Rock, which has been part of one of the breakwaters of St Peter Port's harbour, the main one in the island, since 1859.
Reverse: Portrait of Major General Sir Isaac Brock and Battle of Queenston Heights.
Signature: State treasurer - M. J. Brown.
Printer: De La Rue, London England.

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Major-General Sir Isaac Brock
Major-General Sir Isaac Brock (born Oct. 6, 1769, St. Peter Port, Guernsey, Channel Islands — died Oct. 13, 1812, Queenston, Upper Canada [now Ontario]) was a British Army officer and administrator in Canada, popularly known as the “Hero of Upper Canada” during the War of 1812 against the United States.
   Brock entered the British army as an ensign in 1785. He was made lieutenant colonel of the 49th Regiment in 1797, and in 1802 he was sent to Canada, where he was promoted to colonel in 1805 and major general in 1811. In 1810 he assumed command over all troops in Upper Canada (now Ontario), and the following year he took over the civil administration of the province as well. In 1812, with the outbreak of war between Great Britain and the United States, he energetically undertook the defense of Upper Canada against invasion and organized the militia. On Aug. 15, 1812, with British and Native American troops, against great odds, he took Detroit from U.S. forces; for this achievement he was awarded a knighthood of the Order of the Bath, accolades and the sobriquet "The Hero of Upper Canada". His name is often linked with that of the Native American leader Tecumseh, although the two men collaborated in person only for a few days. On October 13 his troops defeated U.S. forces at the Battle of Queenston Heights on the Niagara frontier, but during the battle he was mortally wounded.

Battle of Queenston Heights
The Battle of Queenston Heights was the first major battle in the War of 1812 and resulted in a British victory. It took place on 13 October 1812, near Queenston, in the present-day province of Ontario. It was fought between United States regulars and New York militia forces led by Major General Stephen Van Rensselaer, and British regulars, York volunteers and Mohawks led by Major General Isaac Brock, and Major General Roger Hale Sheaffe, who took command when Brock was killed.
   The battle was fought as the result of an American attempt to establish a foothold on the Canadian side of the Niagara River before campaigning ended with the onset of winter. This decisive battle was the culmination of a poorly managed American offensive and may be most historically significant for the loss of the British commander.
   Despite their numerical advantage and the wide dispersal of British forces defending against their invasion attempt, the Americans, who were stationed in Lewiston, New York, were unable to get the bulk of their invasion force across the Niagara River due to the work of British artillery and reluctance on the part of the undertrained and inexperienced American militia. As a result, British reinforcements arrived and defeated the unsupported American forces, forcing them to surrender.