The emperor added a regiment of Zouaves to the Guard in 1855, selected from the three existing regiments of zouaves first raised in 1830.
The word chechia also designates the long soft cap, adopted by certain French colonial military forces, such as: the zouaves, the tirailleurs and the spahis.
After a brief establishment period during which the Regulares wore white indigenous dress, the new corps was issued with uniforms modelled on those of the French zouaves.
In the 1830s the original zouaves were volunteers from a tribal group which provided mercenaries for both the Turkish and French rulers of Algeria.
•May 1940 — Army of Africa (France) — 14 regiments of zouaves, 42 regiments of Algerian, Tunisian and Moroccan tirailleurs, 12 regiments and demi-brigades of the Foreign Legion and 13 battalions of African Light Infantry were serving on all fronts.
The latter can be dressed in costumes of outfielders, grenadiers, zouaves, etc.
The unit engaged in fund-raising efforts featuring infantry drill teams and zouaves looking "very natty in their bright uniforms."
The film depicts a group of men in Coaticook, Quebec who are performing the roles of the papal zouaves in a historical reenactment of Capture of Rome during the Italian Risorgimento.
It is one of only two musical units in the world (the other being the Band of the Barbados Regiment) that wears the traditional uniform of the zouaves.
French officers of North African regiments such as the zouaves and the Algerian tirailleurs continued to wear Austrian knots in gold braid on the sleeves of their colourful full-dress uniforms until 1939.
A detachment of sixty zouaves under Lieutenant Pinelli was attacked with stones, and responded by fixing bayonets and charging the crowd.
He studied music at the National Conservatory in Paris and before age 20 joined the body of French Zouaves, in which he came to hold the rank of captain.
He was a sergeant of the 2nd mixed regiment of "zouaves" and riflemen in 1916 when he was wounded before the fort of Douaumont.
Later promoted to colonel Dérigoin served in the First World War, fighting in battle alongside French zouaves against the German Guards Corps.
An army of volunteers was created in 1860: the Papal zouaves ("zuavi pontifici") under the command of general de La Moricière.
Many of his sermons were printed; among them are one to the papal zouaves returning from Rome (1871), and a funeral oration on Mgr. Bourget (1885).
The Zouaves were a class of light infantry regiments of the French Army serving between 1830 and 1962 and linked to French North Africa; as well as some units of other countries modelled upon them.
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