Stuff in my pockets . . .

by Patrick O'Brien

Image 2012 © Patrick O’Brien

“Le Zouave”

During the siege of Sevastopol in the Crimean war, a French soldier named “Zouave” had his clay pipe broken by a bullet and sorted the problem by rolling tobacco in pieces of paper torn from a gunpowder bag. For over 100 years the image of Le Zouave has been on Zig-Zag papers — a tribute to this creative soldier.