Men from Congo

Photograph

Description

English

This photograph shows the landing of colonial troops in the harbour of Boulogne-sur-Mer. Known as the Black Force by General Charles Mangin, French inspector general of colonial troops, these men were relied on by the French army in all the major battles of the war.

French

Le déséquilibre démographique en faveur de l’Allemagne en 1914 (40 millions de Français en regard des 80 millions d’Allemands) et les pertes subies par l’armée française dans les premiers mois de la guerre conduisirent à l’utilisation intensive des troupes coloniales.

Full title
Men from Congo
Published
13 June, 1917
Format
Photograph
Usage Terms
Free from known copyright restrictions

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