Annamese Infantry Soldier

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Description

Annamese tirailleur (Vietnamese: Linh Tâp) walking with his upper body leaning slightly forward. His rifle is resting on his right shoulder and his face is turned towards the viewer.

France founded the colony of Cochin China in 1865. The first Annamese infantry regiment was created in 1879. Primarily composed of two battalions, a third one was added in 1885. These infantrymen mainly had an auxiliary role.

The caption reads in the original French: Tirailleur annamite.

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