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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP03 May 2019 11:58 a.m. PST

"North Africa had long been a target for European imperial plans, and in the case of Morocco it was France and Spain that established a presence in the country. In 1904 these two countries agreed ‘zones of influence', and these became formal protectorates (little short of possessions) by agreement later on. The northern coast of Morocco became a Spanish protectorate, including the Rif Mountains, and the Spanish began exploiting the rich resources here without compensating the locals. The local tribes, who cared little for control from any outsiders, confronted these new interlopers, and the Spanish Army intervened, but resentment continued and in 1920 open warfare began with the Rifs under the charismatic leadership of Abd el-Krim. Initially the Rifians were very successful, over-running many military posts, inflicting a huge defeat on the Spanish known as the Disaster of Annual (1921), and forcing them back to a narrow area along the coast. The Republic of the Rif was established, but after several years Spain began to reconquer territory, and when Rifian forces attacked outposts in the neighbouring French protectorate (1925), French forces intervened and forced the surrender of Krim, ending Rifian independence, although occasional guerrilla action continued for several more years…."

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Personal logo 20thmaine Supporting Member of TMP18 May 2019 4:49 p.m. PST

I know that PSR state they are pretty useless for what they are meant to be BUT they are nice figures and will be useful for other forces.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP28 May 2019 2:19 p.m. PST

Glad you like them my friend!. (smile)


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