Moroccan Goumier soldier in Italy, 1944

moroccan goumier soldier

Moroccan Goumier soldier photographed while sharpening his bayonet sometime during 1944 in the Italian hills. Goumiers were indigenous Moroccan soldiers recruited from various tribes in the Atlas Mountains, and serving as an extension to the French Army of Africa between 1908 and 1956 (although officially they were under the rule …