NORTH AFRICA: Conflict of Sympathies

In the hot sands of North Africa, burning Moslem nationalism collided head-on with determined French colonialism. The tribesmen of Morocco slew hundreds and were slain by the hundreds in return; neither side troubled unduly to spare the innocent. The occasion for the bloodshed was local in nature but worldwide in its implications: Who should be Sultan of Morocco—a French puppet or the man the Moroccans themselves wanted as their Imam (Commander of the Faithful)? Deeper than this ran stronger currents: France's pride of empire, the Moroccans' longing for independence. In this...

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