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Gunner of a canonnier-bombardier company in New France, between 1743 and 1750

Caption: Gunner of a canonnier-bombardier company in New France, between 1743 and 1750

This soldier wears the dark blue of the artillery - a colour more practical for the dirty job of firing blackpowder artillery pieces. In New France, the men of the Compagnie des canonniers-bombardiers of Canada were considered an elite. Reconstruction by Michel Pétard.