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French 3rd Zouaves Regiment Infantry Portee' Cap Badge
Cast silver plate white metal badge
Worn from 1943/45
Artifact is very hard-to-find
3e RZ was reorganized as mounted infantry (infanterie portee') of the 1e RE (French 1st Armoured Division) in 1943. Battalion was trained at the training center for armoured brigades in Mascara Algeria. In August 1944, the 3e RZ participated in the amphibious assault of Provence as part of the French First Army. The Zouave Battalion ended the war in Landua Germany and later was transferred to Berlin as part of the first detachment tasked with representing France.