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Book Review: The Pope’s Legion

Posted: Sunday, April 10th, 2011 @ 6:29 pm in Book Review | 4 Comments »

I recently read Charles Coulombe’s fascinating book, The Pope’s Legion. It is about the multinational volunteer army that defended the Papal States from 1860-1870 (the time of the Italian Unification). Coulombe focuses especially on the elite infantry, the Papal Zouaves (I think it is pronounced like zoo-ava). They came from France, Italy, Belgium, Ireland, Canada, […]