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04 May 2017 2:38 p.m. PST
by Editor in Chief Bill

  • Changed title from " Glories to Useless Heroism " to "Glories to Useless Heroism "
  • Crossposted to French and Indian Wars board

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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP03 May 2017 8:49 p.m. PST

"'These are the facts and notes taken by a soldier on campaign, written daily, sometimes in a tent, sometimes in a canoe, today in the presence of the enemy, tomorrow in conference with a tribe of savages.' This succinct description is taken from the original French edition of the journal of Comte Maures de Malartic. It offers a fascinating glimpse into the daily life of a French soldier. Malartic, major of the Regiment de Bearn, sailed to the North American colony of New France in 1755 as France responded to British forces sent out to Virginia in the same year. As war escalated, he remained in the colony for the next six years and was present at all the major engagements in what came to be known as the French and Indian War, or Seven Years War. For an account of the French in North America many historians have relied until now on the English translations of Bougainville, another French soldier who later found fame as an explorer of the Pacific Ocean. Although written in a much plainer style than Bougainville's, Malartic's writings provide clarity, balance and contrast to this tumultuous time. Unlike his contemporary, Malartic's journals continue right through the war and conclude with his transportation back to France as a prisoner in a British vessel. Although serving as one of General Montcalm's aides, Malartic was not part of his clique and presents us with a more independent minded view of events and the man, than the impressionable Bougainville. for the first time in English, Malartic's recollections illuminate the reader to the great pains and efforts undertaken by the French army in America to preserve New France under immense pressure…"


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Steelkilt04 May 2017 1:51 a.m. PST

Looks good!

Hafen von Schlockenberg Inactive Member04 May 2017 4:54 a.m. PST

It does. And it should be posted on the French and Indian War board too.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP04 May 2017 9:28 a.m. PST

Glad you like it boys!. (smile)


Monsieur de Chevert Inactive Member04 May 2017 9:36 a.m. PST

For French readers,

Journal des campagnes au Canada de 1755 1760 / Maures de Malartic




goragrad04 May 2017 9:44 p.m. PST


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