Colonial Troops

Colonial troops or colonial army refers to various military units recruited from, or used as garrison troops in, colonial territories.

Read more about Colonial TroopsColonial Background, Origins, Basis of Recruitment, Settler Militia, Advantages of Colonial Troops, Disadvantages, Use Outside Areas of Origin, Symbolism, End of Empires

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East African Campaign (World War II) - Military Situation - Italian Ground Forces
... He had between 250,000 and 280,000 Italian troops available to him ... The Italians also had one battalion of elite mountain troops (Alpini), one battalion of highly mobile infantry (Bersaglieri), numerous Fascist paramilitary Blackshirts (Camicie Nere) battalions, Security ... Most of the Italian troops in East Africa (about 70%) were local East African askaris ...
Colonial Troops - End of Empires
... The end of the colonial empires saw mixed outcomes for colonial troops ... Where the transition was a relatively peaceful one the existing colonial units were likely to form the basis of the new national armies ... had been extended conflict those locally recruited troops who had remained loyal to their former colonial rulers might find themselves regarded as collaborators and subject to reprisals after independence ...
Days Of Glory (2006 Film) - Plot
... soon becomes clear that their white commanding officer is using the colonial troops as cannon fodder to identify artillery targets ... The African troops eventually succeed, but the tactics result in high casualties among the colonial troops ... The troops of the 7th ATR are transported to France to participate in Operation Dragoon to liberate the south of France ...
Italian Order Of Battle Second Italo-Abyssinian War - Southern Front – Somaliland
... Giuseppe Pavone Libyan Division (Libyan Colonial troops) – Guglielmo Nasi 6th (Tevere) CCNN Division (still in Italy) – Enrico Boscardi Aosta Lancers Cavalry Regiment 6 Battalions, Royal ...

Famous quotes containing the words troops and/or colonial:

    The horseman on the pale horse is Pestilence. He follows the wars.
    Ardel Wray, and Mark Robson. Explaining why he is taking pains to protect his troops from plague (1945)

    In colonial America, the father was the primary parent. . . . Over the past two hundred years, each generation of fathers has had less authority than the last. . . . Masculinity ceased to be defined in terms of domestic involvement, skills at fathering and husbanding, but began to be defined in terms of making money. Men had to leave home to work. They stopped doing all the things they used to do.
    Frank Pittman (20th century)