Canadiens-Français Enrolez-vous!

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Title

Canadiens-Français
Enrolez-vous!

Description

Artist: Hider, Arthur H.

The call to re-form the Salaberry rifle regiments refers back to the War of 1812 between Britain and the United States, when Major Charles de Salaberry, a member of a distinguished Quebec family, was given command of a new regiment, recruited from among French Canadians, to defend against a possible American invasion.

Date

c. 1914-1915

Medium

Paper, ink

Provenance

Generously donated by Christine Wildman to the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum.

Language

French

translation of

French Canadians Enlist!
Our first line of defense is in France.
Do not wait to defend our country that it is invaded, devastated.
Spare those who are dear to you from these horrors.
The heart of France is bleeding.
The voice of blood speaks.
Do not forget, French-Canadians, that you are descendants of the companions of Dollard, of the soldiers of Montcalm & of Lévis; the sons of conquerors of Chateauguay and the brothers of the heroes of St. Julien & of Festubert.
Reform the Salaberry Rifle Regiments.

Extent

103cm x 83cm (41 x 32 in.)

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