public service concession (leasing) for the management of the p~tits zouaves
nursery located at 39 esplanade belvdre.
Among the troops in North Africa were capable combat units such as Zouaves
, Turcos, Foreign Legionnaires, and Chasseurs d'Afrique.
In 1860, in an attempt to fend off incorporation into the new kingdom of Italy, French General Louis-Christophe-Leon Juchault de la Moriciere organized a new military unit for the Papacy--the Zouaves
The papal Zouaves
, inspired by an Algerian Berber tribe of the same name (Zwawa) and originally the name of a part of the French military, were constituted in 1860 under the pontiff Pius IX and French Major Lamorciere to oppose the Italian unification process which had been threatening the papal states of central Italy.
The four regiments of Zouaves
in the French Army in 1914, while dressed in traditional North African style uniforms, were composed entirely of native Frenchmen rather than Colonials (bottom, left).
For example, most of the 5th New York Volunteer Infantry, "Duryee's Zouaves
," came from Manhattan, with the exception of one company from Poughkeepsie.
Monte a l'Opera House par une troupe francaise itinerante ** Joue a l'Institut par des etudiants du college Saint-Joseph *** Joue al'Institut par le Cercle dramatique des Zouaves
Everywhere were fugitives--territorials, 'joyeux,' 'tiralleurs,' zouaves
, artillerymen--without weapons, haggard, greatcoats thrown away or wide open, running around like madmen, begging for water in loud cries, spitting blood, some even rolling on the ground making desperate efforts to breathe.
He joined the French army during World War I, was assigned to a crack regiment, the legendary Third Zouaves
From then on, casualties began to arrive: Zouaves
in their baggy red trousers which caught on the barbed wire with hideous results, blue-uniformed infantry, colonial troops from Senegal: virtually none of them speaking any English and few of the Scottish Women speaking much French.
Diane Audy presente un ouvrage bien documente sur les zouaves
de Quebec au XXe siecle.
An association of Zouaves
was established in their memory in Quebec City in 1899, and the movement "grew elsewhere in the province, even to the point that an actual regiment of Canadian Papal Zouaves
was formed in the early 20th century.