Monument a la gloire de la colonisation (Monument to the Glory of Colonisation), erected for the Paris Colonial Exhibition at the Bois de Vincennes in 1931, at Porte Doree, Paris, France. This stone relief, depicting French and colonial soldiers, was commissioned in memory of Jean-Baptiste Marchand, 1863-1934, who led a mission from the Congo to the Nile, to expand French territory in Africa by taking it from the British. Along with 250 Senegalese soldiers, he reached Fachoda in Sudan before abandoning the expedition in 1897. Several remnants of the Colonial Exhibition remain in and around the Bois de Vincennes to this day. Picture by Manuel Cohen

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Monument a la gloire de la colonisation (Monument to the Glory of Colonisation), erected for the Paris Colonial Exhibition at the Bois de Vincennes in 1931, at Porte Doree, Paris, France. This stone relief, depicting French and colonial soldiers, was commissioned in memory of Jean-Baptiste Marchand, 1863-1934, who led a mission from the Congo to the Nile, to expand French territory in Africa by taking it from the British. Along with 250 Senegalese soldiers, he reached Fachoda in Sudan before...
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