Tuesday 28 May 2019


I would like to see a Hessian group start in the UK. Hessian troops were stationed in the UK during the Seven Years War as well as fighting in the Revolution. The uniform was slow to evolve so you could happily take part in Seven Years War events as well as Revolution ones. Anyway I made a Pinterest page to show the best Hessian images I could find. 

Jumonville Incident 1754

Clip for today's anniversary. 

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

Tuesday 7 May 2019

Compagnies franches de la marine certificat de congé

This I found on Wikimedia commons. Not sure of the sate but it could be useful.
Certificat de conge des Compagnies franches de la Marine. Document administratif que remplissait le commandant du port.

60th foot in Wiltshire 2009

Found these photos I took on a visit to see New France Old England. They are still going and have a Facebook page - His Majesty's 60th regiment of foot

Monday 6 May 2019


De 1682 à 1704, la Nouvelle-France est un territoire fort convoité, et politiquement encore fragile. Un homme, Pierre LeMoyne d'Iberville bataille dur contre les Anglais de Boston et les Hollandais de Manhattan . Ses expéditions le mènent là où il faut lutter contre la prédominance de la Compagnie du Nord, à la Baie d'Hudson. C'est un pays grand comme un continent qu'il doit conquérir avec quelques centaines d'hommes. La série D'Iberville raconte ses aventures.

Résumé :  Une méprise

Une Méprise.
D'Iberville accompagne Charles LeMoyne et son oncle LeBer à Québec. LeMoyne et LeBer doivent y rencontrer de La Barre, nouveau gouverneur de la Nouvelle-France. Perrot, gouverneur de Montréal, voulant manœuvrer de La Barre selon son bon vouloir, cherche à retarder le voyage de LeMoyne. Il demande à Haaskouan, chef Iroquois, de capturer les trois voyageurs. Ce plan échoue car les Iroquois font une erreur d'identité et arrêtent Perrot au lieu de LeMoyne ! Furieux de cette méprise, Perrot se voit finalement délivré par un de ses compagnons.

Diffusion: le mercredi 18 octobre 1967

Attack of Fort Nelson/York Factory (Fort Bourbon) in 1697 by D'Iberville's troops.

 Fort taken by D'Iberville on September 13, 1697. Drawing made to illustrate the fighting in Newfoundland and Hudson Bay during the war of the League of Augsburg (1688-1697). Drawing published in 1722 then in 1753. Translation of letters ; A : disembarkation of ammunition and food. B : French camp called Camp Bourbon. C : Mortar hidden in a wood. D : Skirmishes. E : Fort Nelson (York Factory).

Friday 3 May 2019

Fort Chambly

The stone structure was built 1718-20 so it's approximately 300 years old. Wikipedia