Dancing the Minuet - an essential part of a French Officer's life!
On the French Army in the Seven Years war
"...there was no discipline, no subordination, no order on the march, in the camp, or even on the battlefield. The very subalterns had their mistresses with them, and the officers left their men to accompany them on their march in their carriages. Everything that could contribute to the luxury of the officers was found in the French camp..... Balls were given in camp, and officers left their post to dance the minuet."