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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP01 Aug 2018 4:12 p.m. PST

….of Zouaves

"IN TODAY'S WORLD of disruptive pattern camouflage, ghillie suits and stealth technology, the idea of marching into combat in brilliant red silk pants, a vivid blue tunic adorned with fancy embroidering and shiny gold buttons all topped off by a garish fez seems quaint, anachronistic, even foolhardy. But that's exactly what France's famous Zouave regiments wore into battle in the mid-19th Century….."


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tigrifsgt01 Aug 2018 4:47 p.m. PST

Thanks Tango, very interesting. TIG

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP02 Aug 2018 11:28 a.m. PST

A votre service mon ami!. (smile)


Personal logo John the Greater Supporting Member of TMP03 Aug 2018 10:29 a.m. PST

The article gives short shrift to the Zuavos da Bahia in the Brazilian army during the War of the Triple Alliance. They fought quite well during the early period of the War. Like many volunteer units they were broken up in 1866 and consolidated with other volunteer battalions.

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