Before snow again sheaths the ranges of the Grand Atlas in the heart of French Morocco a campaign of pacification that began in 1907 will end in the complete pacification of that North African protectorate. Not only will it mark the end of twenty-six years of bitter fighting, not only will it open to colonization every square mile in an empire the size of Texas, but this year’s fighting will add materially to France’s might as a great military power. On the day that the columns march back to the garrison cities, France will have at her disposal the cream of the Army of North Africa for service overseas should the war drums sound on the borders of Continental France. Those troops were the finest shock troops under the tricolor in the World War, the famous Moroccan Division, with the French Foreign Legion the spearhead of the division.
The French Campaign in Morocco
By Colonel Frank E. Evans, U. S. Marine Corps