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Tony Hughes
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I think the Troupes de Marine were mostly intended for land operations and were so called because they came under naval command. The navy had most of the responsibility for French colonies and their protection up to the mid 18C so needed some units capable of land warfare. British Marines were intended from their inception to be able to fight at sea as well as on land, the French didn’t go quite that far as they felt the need of such troops far less often than the British.