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Algerian Skirmishers, first recruited in 1841 from local Arab and Berber communities to serve in the Army of Africa for the French. Nicknamed the Turcos these light infantry wore the classic Zouave uniform of light blue with yellow braiding, white turban and red fez.

Reverse view showing his equipment

Charging figure with drawn bayonet. These units performed well in extremely varied actions from colonial North Africa to the Crimean and on to both World Wars.

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