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Please help to identify this army

Post  interpaper on Tue 21 May 2013, 1:30 am

I am trying to identify the countries army shown in the attached photo.
Any help would be very much appreciated.

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Re: Please help to identify this army

Post  Sean on Tue 21 May 2013, 4:53 am

French colonial troops from West Africa. I would say Senegalese but then the French seemed to call all their mid-African troops Senegalese.

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uniformes coloniales

Post  jose vicente gomez blasco on Tue 21 May 2013, 7:48 am

Se trata de la Guardia Colonial de Guinea Ecuatorial, cuando era colonia española. Por el tipo de uniforme puede corresponder al periodo de 1940 a 1968. Es el uniforme de gala. Los oficiales europeos llevaban uniforme blanco con guerrera cerrada y gorra de plato, con las insignias de mando en las hombreras (muy parecido al uniforme de verano de la mayoría de las Marinas de mundo)

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Re: Please help to identify this army

Post  Sean on Fri 24 May 2013, 6:56 am

My mistake, Spanish Guinea

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What army?

Post  BENGALANCER on Thu 30 May 2013, 1:50 am

As answered, these are troops from the Spanish colony of Ecuatorial Guinea. There is a book about them:
BUENO CARRERA, José María: NUESTRAS TROPAS EN GUINEA. Aldaba Ediciones, S.A. /978-84-86629-28-1 /96 pp. /12-31-1989 /.
The Guardia Colonial acted as a police force either in Fernando Poo island and in the continent, Río Muni. In some aspects, it acted as a military force. The officiers and sargents were spaniards.
They wear the "gala"-parade- uniform, white, the cap red with gold star. The weapon was the spanish Mauser. belts etc., black. The sash was red.

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