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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Hawar news reported that a number of Turkish army men and allied militants, including three Gendarme and police forces, were killed in Operation Olive Branch against the Kurds in the village of Balilaka in Rajou region.
Selon une source securitaire, une reunion s'est tenue mardi apres-midi, entre des representants des autorites concernees dans les deux pays autour des circonstances de cet incident qui a eu lieu pres d'une caserne militaire algerienne oo les gendarmes capturent parfois des migrants clandestins et des personnes soupconnees de liens avec le terrorisme.
Mr Favereau wrote that the gendarmes smashed open the windows of the car while it was in flames and dragged out its occupant.
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A pick-up truck from the gendarmerie drove-up the street and seven gendarmes stormed out carrying rifles.
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