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Compagnies franches de la marine

Ottawa, Ontario
Confirmation of the blazon of a Flag
February 15, 2008
Vol. V, p. 209

Flag of the Compagnies franches de la marine

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Quarterly Gules and Azure semé-de-lis Or, overall a cross Argent charged with a thunderbolt Gules rayonné Or between the words PER MARE and ET TERRAS [By sea and land] in fess Or;



The flag shown here is one of the historic flags of Canada in that it flew, or was believed to have flown, in what is today Canada. It has been selected along with 14 other flags to be included on a poster showing a selection of historical flags of New France.