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French Naval & Colonial Troops 1872-1914


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Introduction - organization of French forces for overseas service/ Chronology/ Campaigns: Indochina, from 1883 - West Africa, from 1886 - Dahomey, from 1890 - Madagascar, from 1885 - China, 1900/ Locally raised units: Tirailleurs & Spahis Senegalais - Tirailleurs Haoussas - Tirailleurs & Spahis Soudanais - Tirailleurs Sakalaves & Malgaches - Tirailleurs Annamites, Tonkinois & Cambodgiens/ Minor island garrisons/ Plate Commentaries

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Fully illustrated study of the colourful regiments raised for France's late 19th-century colonial wars in Africa and Vietnam, which will appeal to modellers, wargamers, and students of late 19th-century colonial warfare.

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Rene Chartrand was born in Montreal and educated in Canada, the United States and the Bahamas. A senior curator with Canada's National Historic Sites for nearly three decades, he is now a freelance writer and historical consultant. He has written numerous articles and books, including over 50 Osprey titles. He lives in Gatineau, Quebec, with his wife. Mark Stacey was born in Manchester, UK, in 1964 and has been a freelance illustrator since 1987. He has a lifelong interest in all periods of history, particularly military history, and has specialized in this area throughout his career. He now lives and works in Cornwall


"A really fine study of a turbulent time in world history." - IPMS / USA

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