July ended with a return to the front line in the Zouave
The parade included marching bands and an escort for Rex provided by the colorful Albany Zouave
Milliet, a Zouave
officer temporarily stationed in Arles and a sometime student who took drawing lessons flora Vincent, was something of a ladies" man--Vincent remarks that he had "all the Arlesiennes he want[ed]" (686).
On the same day, Messimy sent a telegram to Lyautey regarding which troops to dispatch immediately to France: They included all the Zouave
, colonial infantry, Algerian Tirailleurs, and Tunisian Tirailleur battalions as well as his artillery batteries.
Bazille joined a French Zouave
regiment early in the war and took command of an assault on a German position after his officer was wounded.
"[R]uled over by an iron code, requiring at every step self-negation, fortitude, submission, courage, [and] patience" (232), Bertie emerges from the ashes of his former self to win renown as a legendary warrior among the men with whom he serves for his ability to "fight like a Zouave
, ride like an Arab, and bear shot-wounds or desert-thirst as though he were bronze" (234).
Coulombe does the reader a service and honours the Zouaves
by not minimizing the extent of the violence, as in the example of one Zouave
who "killed sixteen Garibaldians with the butt end of his rifle before succumbing to mortal wounds and falling upon the bodies of his enemies."
At 18 Guy Chabot volunteered for the 3d Zouave
Battalion and was sent to Constantine.
Art historians consider this period in van Gogh's career to be the most prolific: the outpouring of work in his mature style is astonishing, and many paintings from this short span of time have become icons of western art: View of Arles with Irises in the Foreground; The Zouave
; Portrait of Joseph Roulin; Oleanders; The Night Cafe; Van Gogh's Bedroom; L'Arlesienne: Madame Ginoux; Vincent's Chair; and three versions of The Sower, all done in 1888, as well as many of his most haunting self-portraits, including two titled Self-Portrait with Bandaged Ear, both done in 1889.
I dress in sympathetic Zouave
trousers for my Zenobia, Palmyra's exiled queen.
1910, private collection) and Van Gogh's The Zouave
(1888, Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam); both distinguished by strong colours.