Historical Day | Soldiers at the King’s Service 

News Release

August 29, 2017 – Québec – The National Battlefields Commission                  

The National Battlefields Commission invites the general public to attend its traditional historical day under the theme of Soldiers at the King’s Service. On Sunday, September 10 from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Martello 1 Tower and surrounding area, explore the world of soldiers in the 18th and 19th century. Learn about their daily activities, their roles and those of the people around them. Historic stations, entertainment and atmosphere of the times recreated through cannon shots and the gunfire of historical re-enactors await you. Take advantage of this free family activity on the Plains of Abraham!

Quick Facts

  • Who were the soldiers? Where did they come from? What were their roles and the realities of their daily lives? Meet soldiers from different regiments and the civilians who associated with them.

  • Visit the different camps where soldiers, the militia and the Amerindians lived.

  • Several live demonstrations are proposed: musket fire, cannon shots, military manoeuvres and blacksmithing.

  • The sergeant of the Compagnies franches de la Marine will explain the life of a soldier in the barracks in the city and military life in Québec in the 18th century. 

  • Historians will be on hand to discuss the soldiers’ genealogical portrait by explaining their origins. Perhaps your last name will establish you as a possible descendant!  

  • Information: 418 649-6157, information@ccbn-nbc.gc.ca

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Nathalie Allaire
Outreach and Media Officer, Communications Division
The National Battlefields Commission
418 648-4801, nathalie.allaire@ccbn-nbc.gc.ca

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