Friday 22 September 2023

Traite des armes Girard

 From 1740. Thanks to David Ledoyen for finding this. Here

dedicated to the King, by Sr. P. J. F. Girard, Former Officer of the Navy: Teaching the manner of fighting with the small-sword, all the foreign guards, the Sword, the Pikes, the Halberds, Bayonets at the end of the Flintlock Musket, Flail & Batons with two ends: Together to make with good grace the Salutes of Sword, the Exercise of the Flintlock Musket & that of the Grenade, such as they are practiced today in the military Art of France

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