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Sashes and Modren Armies

Sashes and Modren Armies

the Spahis, the Chasseurs d' Afrique and the Tirailleurs. which were originally raised in North Africa during the period of French colonial rule. In its traditional Franco-Algerian or zouave form the sash ("ceinture de laine") was four metres in length and forty centimetres in width. In the historic French Army of Africa, sashes were worn around the waist in either blue for European or red for indigenous troops