FRANCE: Moroccan War: Aug. 3, 1925

It may and may not have been a coincidence, but the fact remained, plain and evident, that from the moment Marshal Pétain took over supreme command of the French armies in Morocco, the war with the rebellious Riffians (TIME, May 11 et seq.) took on a more favorable aspect for the French.

Heavy engagements were reported in various sectors of the fighting line. French Spahis, crack Algerian cavalry and other cavalry detachments hurled the enemy back from their recently acquired positions. Tanks were also employed in driving the Riffians from their entrenchments....

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