Oh, Those Sexy Zouaves!

Just watch.

(h/t to Bernadette Loeffel-Atkins, author and Gettysburg bookstore owner who hails from Seaford, New York).

23 thoughts on “Oh, Those Sexy Zouaves!

  1. Talmadge Walker August 30, 2013 / 11:49 am

    I’m assuming you meant to show us the “extreme-cougar-wives” video?

  2. Corey Meyer August 30, 2013 / 2:56 pm

    You know I cannot un-see that right?

  3. SF Walker August 30, 2013 / 3:43 pm

    Those aren’t Zouaves; those are farbs…Super farbs.

    • Brooks D. Simpson August 30, 2013 / 3:45 pm

      Apparently this is only the surface of what proved to be a most enGROSSing episode.

      • SF Walker August 30, 2013 / 3:50 pm

        I don’t doubt that for a second! I couldn’t force myself to watch it any further than the corset being laced up…

  4. Mark H. August 30, 2013 / 3:48 pm

    I think it was Bill Parcells who once said, “I think I just threw up in my mouth a little bit.”

  5. cc2001 August 30, 2013 / 5:36 pm

    Hey, I’m a mature gal who has been following your and similar blogs for years. How come no one told me about this little benefit of CW scholarship??!

  6. Thelibertylamp August 30, 2013 / 6:15 pm

    ….oh dear gawd…are these flaggers too??? :-O

    • Brooks D. Simpson August 30, 2013 / 6:22 pm

      Well, the fellow bears more than a passing resemblance to …

      • Thelibertylamp August 30, 2013 / 7:33 pm

        It’s… like… “The Graduate” meets “Gods and Generals” … I’m half expecting to hear a dixieland version of Mrs. Robinson….

    • John Foskett August 31, 2013 / 12:34 pm

      From what I can tell, he should use a double load of canister.

  7. John Foskett August 31, 2013 / 8:11 am

    For the first time I have a real sense for the hardships experienced by the ordinary soldier in that war. The NPS should take this on as a living history project. After making the audience sign a release, of course.

    • SF Walker August 31, 2013 / 10:12 pm

      Yeah, maybe they can do a “living history” based around the government–sponsored legalized prostitution in Nashville during the war. This was prompted by the realization that the Confederate floozy was probably causing more Union casualties in that city’s “red light” district than the CS army was in front of Corinth.

      Yet another addition to the Confederacy’s fearsome array of weaponry.

  8. Betty Giragosian August 31, 2013 / 8:54 am

    I cannot figure how this awful and hideous link is connected to Bernadette’s book. I saw the first clip, which I thought would never end and threw up. I have just ordered the book. Thanks for posting it.

    • Brooks D. Simpson August 31, 2013 / 9:05 am

      Bernandette brought this clip to my attention (and yours) on Facebook. She’s one of two Civil War historians who grew up in Seaford in the 1960s. BTW, that’s the South Shore.🙂

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