Friday, 17 May 2019

Vintage New France and Old England Pinterest page

I have organised the images into categories like French, Natives etc.
French marines in Wales - I am lying down!

Sunday, 12 May 2019

Fort Chambly and Compagnies franches de la Marine

There's not a lot of good stuff in English on the CfdlM but this article on Recruitment and daily life is worth a read.
Apparently the info I posted about Chambly was incorrect. Apparently The stone fort, the fourth fort on the same site, was built in 1709-1711. It was restored to its 1750s appearance in the early 1980s. The first three forts were wooden pallisades with inner buildings, the first dating from 1665.

Friday, 10 May 2019

Lorsque le roi de France habillait ses soldats a la Canadienne by Bruno Helias author and artist. Tradition magazine no 144 1999