Louis XV's Army: Colonial and Naval Troops by René Chartrand, Eugene Leliepvre

By René Chartrand, Eugene Leliepvre

In 1715 France had a big abroad empire in the US, Africa and Asia. those colonies have been garrisoned by means of hundreds of thousands of normal officials and squaddies who belonged to the Navy's colonial institution or by way of the French East India Company's troops. those troops are usually not frequently lined in histories of the French forces. but, because the finish of the seventeenth century, they observed significant motion opposed to the enemy out of the country. a lot of the knowledge offered by way of RenГ© Chartrand during this final quantity in a sequence of 5 [Men-at-Arms 296, 302, 304, 308 & 313], is fullyyt new and abstracted from massive ancient facts.

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1750 The Company's infantrymen serving at its base, the port of Lorient in France, in the fort in Senegal and as marines on the Company's ships wore a grey-white uniform faced with blue, almost identical to that of the Compagnies tranches de la Marine. E3: Habitant, He de France and Me de Bourbon Militia, 1740s-1750s The Habitants were small farmers and tradesmen of modest incomes who wore inexpensive blue and white check light cloth from India and served as infantry. 1718. Grey-white coat, red cuffs, lining, waistcoat, breeches and stockings, gold buttons and lace.

J. Petitjean-Roger, 'La milice de la Martinique au premier siecle de la colonisation', Revue historique de I'Armee, 1963) F5: Trooper, Captain Demassin's Company of Dragoons, Martinique, 1761-1762. In December 1761, this new 'Dragoon company was formed in Saint-Pierre having a blue uniform with pink cuffs and lapels, silver buttonhole lace and aiguillette'. The company was attached to La Roche's battalion. ) INDIA G1: Fusilier, 1st French Company, Bussy's Army, 17511755 Bussy's force in the Decan had a fantastic array of colourful locally made uniforms.

Die Fiisiliere trugen eine Uniform, die mit der der Compagnies tranches de la Marine fast identisch war, und dienten im Hafen von Lorient in Frankreich, im Fort in Senegal und als Marineinfanteristen auf den Schiffen der Kompanie. E3: Habitant, Miliz der lie de France und He de Bourbon, 40er-50er Jahre des 18. Jahrhunderts. Die Habitants waren Kleinbauern und Handler, die preiswerten Stoff aus Indien trugen und in der Infanterie dienten. E4: Dragoner, Miliz der He de France und lie de Bourbon, 40er-50er Jahre des 18.

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