French Troops

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151ème Régiment d'Infanterie de Ligne

151ème Régiment d'Infanterie de Ligne

The 151ème Régiment d'Infanterie de Ligne (151st Line Infantry Regiment), or 151 R.I., is an American living-history organization dedicated to perpetuating the memory of the French soldiers of the Great War (1914-1918). Our impression is that of the ordinary French foot-soldier, the Poilu. The regiment that we portray was a front-line unit that served throughout the entire war with distinction. Our membership comes from all walks of life and all age groups but what we share is a passion for portraying history as authentically and respectfully as possible. Our goals are to honor, to learn, to educate, and to have fun doing what we do.

18 ème Régiment d'Infanterie de Ligne

18 ème Régiment d'Infanterie de Ligne

We are a group of like minded living historians striving to achieve the look, feel, and attitude of the typical French soldier (Poilu) of the Great War (1914-1918). The 18e RI is a proud member of the Bataillon Français and part of the Great War Association (GWA).

8th Battalion Chasseurs a Pied

8th Battalion Chasseurs a Pied

We portray French Light Infantry of the 1917 - 1918 period. Our members come from all over the United States and France.

We are an historical reenactment group dedicated to the idea of keeping alive the memory of the common soldiers of France during the Great War of 1914 - 1918.

3rd Regiment Mixte of Zouaves & Turcos

3e régiment mixte de zouaves et tirailleurs

The 3e régiment mixte de zouaves et tirailleurs (or 3rd regiment of Zouaves and skirmishers mixed, RMZT) is an American living-history organization dedicated to perpetuating the memory of the millions of French soldiers which fought during the Great War (1914-1918). Our impression is that of a mixed Zouave and Tirailleur regiment. These mixed regiments consisted of French citizens from Algeria and mainland France. Originally designated as troops for the African continent, they were quickly mobilized to the Western Front as the war effort grew. The regiment that we portray was a front-line unit that served throughout the war with distinction.

The reformed 3e RMZT is a member of the Bataillon Français and part of the Great War Association (GWA). Our mission is to honor the brave men who served and paid the ultimate sacrifice to protect their families, land, and country. We strive to accurately portray these heroes by using well researched and authentic uniforms, equipment, and mannerisms.