Solferino


I know I am off-topic today, but the 24th June is the anniversary of the battle of Solferino (1859), one of the main battles of Italian Risorgimento. French regiments took part in this battle, including the 2nd Zouaves. To be honest, I think the scene depicted in the below picture didn’t take place in Solferino, but in Magenta (4th June 1859): during this battle the zouaves conquered the flag of the 9th Austrian Infantry Regiment.

The 2nd Régiment de Marche de Zouaves fought during the Great War: here’s a site about its action between 1914 and 1918.

zouaves

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