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Army of Africa

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  1. an unofficial but commonly used term for those portions of the French Army recruited from or normally stationed in French North Africa (Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia) from 1830 until the end of the Algerian War in 1962

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  2. With the exception of a reduced Foreign Legion and one regiment of Spahis, all units of the Armée d’Afrique were disbanded or lost their former identity between 1960 and 1965

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  3. French: Armée d’Afrique

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  4. These included indigenous Arab or Berber volunteers (spahis, goumiers and tirailleurs)

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  5. The Infanterie Légère d'Afrique (African Light Infantry) was made up of convicted military criminals from all branches of the French Army, who had finished their sentences in military prisons but still had time to serve before their terms of engage

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