After the defeat in 1940, the Vichy Government started reforming the army which the occupier had been good enough to let it keep. At the same time in England, General de Gaulle got down to setting up a unit for all the volunteers drifting in from all over the Empire.
Since the seventies, Andre Jouineau has dedicated himself to studies in history and uniforms. Regular contributor to various magazines, he was appointed official painter of the Army in 1985 (title kept until 1994). Then, in the mid-nineties, he tackled computer illustration, which allowed creating a new uniformology genus.