Gendarmes


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Gendarmes

 

(1) Personnel of the gendarmery.

(2) A type of heavy cavalry that appeared in France in the 13th century as a kind of knightly royal guard; from the mid-15th century, they were the crack units of the gentry heavy cavalry, who were celebrated for their striking force. With the spread of firearms and the appearance of the light cavalry, the functions of the heavy cavalry were taken over by the cuirassiers; in the 16th and 17th centuries the gendarmes lost their combat role. The small number of units of gendarmes that were retained in France (up to 1788) and Prussia (up to 1806) were used mainly as military police.

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Isidore Muset, gendarme, deposes that he was called to the house about three o'clock in the morning, and found some twenty or thirty persons at the gateway, endeavoring to gain admittance.
We then went into the other rooms, and into the yard; a gendarme accompanying us throughout.
cried Muscari, springing to his feet and waving his hat; "the gendarmes are on them
I may tell you without offence of a way in which you will do more good than by helping the gendarmes, who are bound to break through in any case.
The mormon missionary and a gendarme made the census.
Oh, well-a-day and lack-a-day, the whirligig of time and fortune, the topsyturviness of luck, the wooden shoe going up and the polished heel descending a French gunboat, a conquered island kingdom of Oceania, to-day ruled over by a peasant-born, unlettered, colonial gendarme, and .
During questioning, Fidan asked the gendarmes why they had stopped the trucks, which he said were carrying humanitarian aid.
Les gendarmes de la wilaya de Batna ont interpelle les auteurs d'un crime odieux commis sur un jeune qui a ete brule a l'interieur de son vehicule.
ySTANBUL (CyHAN)- A court arrested on Friday 17 of the 34 gendarmes who in early 2014 intercepted Syria-bound trucks that were carrying arms to radical groups, while 15 were released pending trial.
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Un reseau constitue de cinq trafiquants de drogue vient d'etre demantele par les gendarmes a Sidi Rached, wilaya de Tipasa.
The project drew wide criticism and protests last summer after gendarmes intervened against a group of locals and environmentalists who staged a protest against the project, even rousting older women from the scene.