2 août 1914 - Mobilisation générale

Here is a film about the mobilization of France in August 1914. It is interesting to mention, that though the film is in black and white, the uniforms of the French have not changed since the 1830's, even though the rest of Europe and the world have adopted a less visable uniform. The tunics are a dark blue, and the trousers are a bright color red. The Zouaves, long gone from the United States military establishnment since the Civil War are still form part of the French establishment. I will cover the aspect of uniforms in a later article.


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