Wednesday, 10 August 2011

Colours of French La Sarre Infantry Regiment - French infantry in Canada series No.4

First raised 1651, the 2 battalion infantry regiment La Sarre supplied its 2nd battalion for the war in Canada. It arrived in 1756 as part of the convoy carrying the new commander Montcalm. It was at the capture of Oswego 1756; the capture of Fort William Henry 1757; the French victory of Ticonderoga 1758; the siege of Quebec and battles of Montmorency and the Plains of Abraham; elements surrendered at Fort Niagara 1759; was at the French victory of Sainte Foy and the siege of Quebec 1760; and finally the retreat to and surrender at Montreal 8th September 1760. Only the ordonnance flag was carried in Canada and was burned before the surrender at Montreal but the colonel's colour is shown here for completeness.

4 comments:

Capt Bill said...

Simple yet elegant, well done...

David said...

Thanks, Bill. :-)

All the best,

David.

Prinz Ulrich von Boffke said...

Yes, a rather eye-catching flag to say the least.

Best Regards,

Stokes

David said...

Hi Stokes,

Thanks. :-) I do like these 18th C French flags; there's something very satisfying about the simplicity of the overall pattern and the logic of the design all based round the central cross. They seem so much more appealing (to me) than those rather overfussy Napoleonic French flags... (But that's parvenus for you. ;-))

Cheers,

David.