NORTH AFRICA: Voice from the Past

In the relaxed years 1921-26, newspapers with not much else to worry about worried about the Riff war. Abd el Krim and his tribesmen kept a lot of Spanish and French soldiers and foreign adventurers busy in the hills of Morocco until he was finally subdued, and the world turned to more menacing matters.

Last week the New York Time's peripatetic C. L. Sulzberger had coffee with Abd el Krim in Cairo. The 68-year-old chieftain was still belligerent. He predicted that 25 million North Africans would rise up against the "imperialists." Although he is against Communists, Abd el Krim said...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!