Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Montcalm's Regiments

Louis-Joseph de Montcalm (1712-1759) was the commander of the French troops in Canada from 1756 to 1759, during the French and Indian War. Montcalm’s forces were defeated by the British general James Wolfe in the Battle of the Plains of Abraham, that culminated in Montcalm's and Wolfe's deaths, resulting in France losing Quebec. Montcalm, a controversial figure among military historians, was strongly criticized for his decisions, but also much memorialized, especially in France.
Crotale missile launchers, anti-submarine frigate Montcalm (D642), port of Livorno
We have already seen the French anti-submarine frigate “Montcalm” and we are looking now at her Crotale launchers. The barrel of a M2 Browning heavy machine gun is visible on the left.
French 100 mm naval gun, anti-submarine frigate Montcalm (D642), port of Livorno
The 100 mm naval gun and the Crotale system above are named after regiments that were once under the command of Louis-Joseph de Montcalm in Quebec: La Reine and Royal-Roussillon.

External links:
Louis-Joseph de Montcalm - French and Indian War - James Wolfe - Battle of the Plains of Abraham - French frigate Montcalm (D642) - French 100 mm naval gun - Crotale (missile) - M2 Browning (Wikipedia)
See also: Montcalm (D642)

6 comments:

Randy said...

That would be something to see up close.

cieldequimper said...

I'm surprised how good this looks photographed!

Dina said...

I didn't realize that they name guns, but it makes sense.
Imagine what the French and Indian War could have been like if those two generals had had such fire power as this ship has.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Was wondering the same as Dina, plus worrying about future altercations as firepower gets more and more sophisticated.. Good detail shots VP.

Luis Gomez said...

These are pretty amazing my friend.

José Mendonça said...

Impressive top shot. Scary!