Troupes Coloniales (France, 1910) 30 3/4″ x 14 1/2″ French Propaganda Poster
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Original vintage army recruitment propaganda poster for Troupes Colonials Avantages assures Par La Loi – Colonial Troops Advantages Insured by Law. The Troupes coloniales (“Colonial Troops”) or Arme coloniale (“Colonial Army”), commonly called La Coloniale, were the military forces of the French colonial empire from 1900 until 1961. From 1822 to 1900 these troops were designated Troupes de marine (“Marine Troops” or just “Marines”), and in 1961 they readopted this name. They were recruited from mainland France or from the French settler and indigenous populations of the empire. This force played a substantial role in the conquest of the empire, in World War I, World War II, the First Indochina War and the Algerian War. Illustration shows Colonial troops alongside French Colonial crest and flags
Condition: Overall displays in Excellent condition.