(Originally posted on 14/08/12)
Here we have Voltaire and his man servant 'Wee Jocky' (late of the Royal Ecossais)
No many colour illustrations of Voltaire I'm afraid, so had to make a guess at colour scheme .
Voltaire and Wee Jocky watch the Chasseurs De Sombreuil go through their manoeuvres . Voltaire's thoughts on light infantry tactics were not well received in French military circles and copies of his pamphlet ' Mes reflexions sur L'utilisation De L'infanterie Legere' are very hard to come by !.