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Sudanese Soldiers

Reader comment on item: A Black Corps d'Elite: An Egyptian Sudanese Conscript Battalion with the French Army in Mexico, 1863-1867

Submitted by Majdi Makki (United States), Mar 27, 2014 at 18:11

Undoubtedly there's quite a misunderstanding in respect to the origin of these troops, and will remain a myth. The lack of genuine and reliable annals especially in the Egyptian archives unequivocally could have solved this matter. As far as I know, and from constant reading and investigation into the matter did not come across any notion which indicates that these troops where "Slaves", another verification that they were not a slaves, is how they were been rewarded upon them return from this battle. Sure this could refute the theory that they were slaves.

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