Temas Especiales

05 de Mar de 2021

Nacional

Colonies’ troops in WWI

brussels. Portraits of Zouave infantrymen, North African soldiers, are displayed at the Bellevue Museum in Brussels, Belgium. Although m...

brussels. Portraits of Zouave infantrymen, North African soldiers, are displayed at the Bellevue Museum in Brussels, Belgium. Although more than a million troops from Asia and Africa fought on the Western Front during the Great War, where 100,000 died, promises of freedom were not fulfilled, and their sacrifice in the Allied war effort have generally been ignored by the colonial powers that ruled their nations.