Various Pictures (French North Africa)

I’ve collected various pictures of the Foreign Legion and other French military unit operations in North Africa since I started this blog.  I’ve now started to group them into their respective topics and themes.  The gallery below shows mainly those pictures associated with the French military campaigns in North Africa before WWI.  I believe many of them came from Galica archives, the DelCampe auction website, and from various e-books on the Moroccan campaigns in 1907/08 and again in 1912/13.  I’ve tried to crop most of them and if possible to make enhancements in Photoshop.  They show a mix of legionnaires, Turcos, command groups and even a Chausser D’Afrique.   The last picture shows a group of Joyeux–the penal units known as the Battalion D’Afrique.  There is a good mix of uniforms here also, particularly the sun helmet.  So here is the first batch of pictures.

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About Jack Wagner

Retired Army.
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