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Embarkation of the Marines at Brest for Madagascar, 1883

Embarkation of the Marines at Brest for Madagascar, 1883


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Embarkation of the Marines at Brest for Madagascar, 1883

Embarkation of the Marines at Brest for Madagascar, 1883. France invaded Madagascar in 1883 in what became known as the first Franco-Hova War (Hova being the name of the islands Merina aristocrats), seeking to restore property that had been confiscated from French residents. Prior to the French intervention Madagascar was an independent kingdom ruled by the Merina dynasty, but by the end of the Second Franco-Hova War in 1896 France ruled the island as a protectorate, the monarchy had been abolished and the royal family exiled to Algeria

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Brest Brittany Cheering Departing Departure Enthusiasm Enthusiastic Farewell Finistere Franco Hova Wars Goodbye Imperialism Madagascar Marching Marine Sailor Sailors Naval Warfare Print Collector3


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The captivating print titled "Embarkation of the Marines at Brest for Madagascar, 1883" captures a significant moment in history. In 1883, France launched an invasion on Madagascar during what would later be known as the first Franco-Hova War. The conflict arose from French attempts to reclaim property confiscated from their residents on the island. Before French intervention, Madagascar was an independent kingdom ruled by the Merina dynasty. However, by the end of the Second Franco-Hova War in 1896, France had established its rule over the island as a protectorate. This resulted in abolishing the monarchy and exiling the royal family to Algeria. The image portrays a bustling scene filled with enthusiasm and farewell emotions. Men, women, and children line up along a street in Brest to bid goodbye to their loved ones departing for war. The crowd's cheers echo through colorful lanes as marines march forward towards their naval vessels. This lithograph print beautifully depicts both colonialism and imperialism prevalent during that era. It serves as a poignant reminder of how nations sought power and control over distant lands through military force. Preserved by Heritage Images, this artwork offers us a glimpse into history's complex tapestry while showcasing AccuSoft Inc. 's dedication to preserving cultural heritage through art media.

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