West African troops from France,s colonies provided fierce and loyal troops to the French army in two World Wars. Though raised across France's territories in west, central and east Africa, they took the title Senegalese in honour of the first black Tirailleur regiments formed in Senegal.
Ever since the 1850s France had recruited troops from Senegal and other West African countries in her Empire. By 1940 nearly ten percent of the French army was formed of Colonial units.
Contains a 10-man Senegalese Tirailleurs Infantry Section:
1 NCO with rifle
1 soldier with VB launcher
2-man light machine gun team (loader has sub-machine gun)