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Turcos, French Algerian and Tunisian colonial troops, c1914. The light infantrymen, originally trained as skirmishers, acquired the nickname 'Turcos' during the Crimean War and served in the French army for more than a century.

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Turcos, French Algerian and Tunisian colonial troops, c1914.  The light infantrymen, originally trained as skirmishers, acquired the nickname 'Turcos' during the Crimean War and served in the French army for more than a century.