FRANCE: Moroccan War: Jul. 27, 1925

The hills about the Wergha Valley awoke. Abd-el-Krim, leader of the Riffian tribesmen, began his long-awaited offensive on Fez, the northern capital. Guns roared, shells screamed and cracked in vivid detonations, spluttering the ground with jagged, death-dealing steel. Bombs dropped from airplanes whinnied as they tore down to earth where they burst with staggering force. Grenades rasped their ugly barks and poked the earth with their deadly stings. Rifles snapped and bullets spat death. Men lived and men died. The Moroccan War (TIME, May 11 et seq.) entered its most serious...

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