The Corps order of battle in 1942 (as far as known) during this time was: Division de marche d'Alger 1er régiment de tirailleurs algériens (Algerian native infantry regiment) 9e régiment de tirailleurs algériens (Algerian native infantry regiment) 3e régiment de zouaves (north African European infantry regiment) Upon receiving orders for retreat, the now mortally wounded Colonel Suzzoni secured the regimental flag, and the surviving 8 officers and 441 men of the 2nd could start the long demoralizing retreat to Chalons. The Senegalese Tirailleurs (French: Tirailleurs Sénégalais) were a corps of colonial infantry in the French Army recruited from Senegal, French West Africa and throughout west, central and east Africa, the main province of the French colonial empire [1].The noun tirailleurtirailleur Corps des Zouaves (1830-1837) Regiment des Zouaves (1837-1852) 11th Regiment of Zouaves (1939-1940) 1st Regiment of Zouaves (1852-1960) BLACK SOCIAL HISTORY The Senegalese Tirailleurs French: Tirailleurs Sénégalais were a corps of colonial infantry in the French Army recruited from Senegal, French West Africa and throughout west, central and east Africa, the main province of the French colonial empire.

This article explores the history of the tirailleurs sénégalais, a corps of colonial infantrymen founded in 1857. Organization and Uniforms of the Tirailleurs Corses in 1809. In the discussion upon the budget of the army in the Corps Legislatif, in May of last year, it was stated that the actual effective force of the French army was, at that period, 650,000 men. The Senegalese Tirailleurs (French: Tirailleurs Sénégalais) were a corps of colonial infantry in the French Army.They were initially recruited from Senegal, French West Africa and subsequently throughout Western, Central and Eastern Africa: the main sub-Saharan regions of the French colonial empire. The French called these fighters “Tirailleurs”, and since the first corps was recruited in Senegal, they came to be known as the Senegalese Tirailleurs. Recruitment started in Senegal in 1857, and Tirailleurs fought in the Franco-Prussian war, the French conquest of Madagascar, the French Congo, World War I and World War II. The Troupes coloniales ("Colonial Troops") or Armée coloniale ("Colonial Army"), commonly called La Coloniale, were the military forces of the French colonial empire from 1900 until 1961. The Tirailleur and Voltigeur officers must have presented a very varied, and far from uniform appearance, with junior officers wearing the jacket of the corps, Capitaines that of the Fusiliers, and field officers that of the Grenadiers or Chasseurs-á-Pied, or any variation on this, as only ex-Grenadier and Chasseur officers could retain their old uniforms. Senegalese Tirailleurs were French colonial light infantrymen; the surest sign of their identification is the anchor insignia on their helmets. The impact of Kenya African soldiers on the creation and evolution of the pioneer corps during the second world war. By Robert Burnham.

France originally raised the corps in 1857 in Senegal and later expanded recruitment to all French colonies in West Africa. The 2nd Tirailleurs Algériens, part of Lefebvre’s 2nd brigade, held their position at enormous costs (80% losses). Recruitment started in Senegal in 1857, and Tirailleurs fought in the Franco-Prussian war, the French conquest of Madagascar, the French Congo, World War I and World War II.