Tuesday, November 30, 2004


(French: “hunter”), member of an armoured unit of the French army. Originally (1743) chasseurs, or chasseurs à pied (“on foot”), were light-infantry regiments. By the outbreak of World War I there were 30 battalions of chasseurs of which 12 were known as chasseurs alpins—units specially trained for mountain warfare. After World War II, chasseurs were formed as independent battalions for


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