Canadian Military History Gateway
Date > 1600 > 1680-1689
Subject > Politics and Society > Information and Media
Recruiters would entice potential volunteers with false tales of the easy, glorious life they would lead in the military, and told stories of riches to be won. Getting the men drunk also played an important part in recruiting practices.
Introduction by W.A.B. Douglas, Director Directorate of History, Program Chairman. Articles in a variety of languages including: English, German, French, Italian, Portugese, Spanish, Russian, Greek.
The tasks the militia captains undertook on behalf of the civil government of New France were wide ranging, from carrying out the census to enforcing public health regulations in the towns.