In the 1920s the rif berbers of morocco, under the leadership of muhammad abd el-krim, rebelled against french and spanish authority the short lived rif republic was crushed by a joint french/spanish task force in 1926. Morroco: love in times of war summary it is the early 1920's and spain is at war with local tribes in a northern african area known as the rif the spanish queen wants to boost morale and to create positive public relations for the spanish monarch and government. The rif war, also known as the war of melilla, was an armed conflict between the spanish colonial forces, later supported by the french forces, and the amazigh people of the mountainous region of. The rif war was an armed conflict fought during the during the first half of the 1920s between the colonial power spain (later joined by france ) and the berber tribes of the rif mountainous region. In summary, the complex, multifaceted conﬂict in the rif encapsu- lated many of the problems and diﬃculties of the post-war colonial system, and forced the league of nations to deal with a series of dilemmas which foreshadowed.
The rif war provoked grave concern in france on a tour of his northern front in june 1924, lyautey was alarmed to see how the defeat of spanish forces left french positions vulnerable to attack by the rifis. During the third rif war in spanish morocco between 1921 and 1927, the spanish army of africa dropped chemical warfare agents in an attempt to put down the riffian berber rebellion led by guerrilla leader abd el-krim. I have spent the last couple of years gathering information for a wargamers guide to the rif war this is based heavily on the stuff i previously published in the sotcw journal issue 53 (way back in spring 2006), but with loads more detail and more scenarios. Women nurses throughout war history american revolutionary war (1775-1783) after the army was created in 1775 to fight in the revolutionary war, commander george washington was made aware that the wounded and sick required good female nurses, as the wounded soldiers suffered greatly.
Morocco: morocco, mountainous country of western north africa that lies directly across the strait of gibraltar from spain morocco's largest city and major atlantic ocean port is casablanca the capital, rabat, lies a short distance to the north on the atlantic coast. Causes of the spanish civil war outline this is a sample of our (approximately) 9 page long causes of the spanish civil war notes, which we sell as part of the history hl outlines collection, a 7 package written at st andrew's cathedral school in 2014 that contains (approximately) 43 pages of notes across 8 different documents. The republic of the rif is a democratic state proclaimed during the moroccan-canarian war, it control the north part of morocco and claimed to be the successor state of confederal republic of the tribes of the rif, a state born in the 1921 and dissolved in the 1926 by a franco-spanish invasion.
The war in syria russia defers one crisis in syria, but is embroiled in another the assault on idlib is halted for now but the downing of a russian plane highlights the risk of escalation among. An overview of protests in morocco, from the arab spring to mouhcine fikri's death to nasser zefzafi's arrest morocco has been in the news lately with a story that echoes another notorious case. Period of war includes world war ii, the korean conflict, vietnam era, the persian gulf war, or the period beginning on the date of any future declaration of war by the congress and ending on the date prescribed by presidential proclamation or concurrent resolution of the congress. The rif army the war of the rif, also known as the second moroccan war, was fought from 1920 to 1926 spain, france and the moroccan berbers, of the rif's mountain region, had joined forces to take control and divide the country of morocco into even parts.
The rif war: colonial hubris, blunder, and revenge the rif war was intimately connected to spain's imperial decline of the late nineteenth century, and the exceptional brutality of this moroccan conflict may well have been a lingering consequence of spain's crushing defeat in the spanish-american war of 1898. The rif war was a war fought from 1919 to 1926 with spanish troops against the moroccan rif and jibala tribes through the treaty of fez signed in 1912, spain was given control of two cities in the northern rif mountains, ceuta and melilla. The rif or riff (berber: ⴰⵔⵉⴼ arif or ⴰⵔⵔⵉⴼ arrif or ⵏⴽⵔ nkor) is a mainly mountainous cultural region in the northern part of the kingdom of morocco the rif has some fertile plains and stretches from cape spartel and tangier in the west to berkane and the melwiyya river in the east and from the mediterranean in the. One of the striking features of the study of nationalism in the colonial era in morocco is the way in which the rural world hardly features in histories of the movement issues such as the rif war and the jaysh at-tahrir (army of liberation), or even the rif rebellion, tend to be treated in. With amaia salamanca, álex garcía, verónica sánchez, álex gadea in the spanish city of melilla, morocco, during the rif war of the 1920s, spanish volunteer nurses with no experience adapt to their new lives.
A duchess leads a group of high-society madrid women to melilla during the rif war to open a hospital and nurse the wounded amid rough conditions. Overview france, spain and the rif(rif war, also called the second moroccan war 1922-26) by walter b harris this is a rare english account of an important but. The north began the war with several advantages: more men, more money, more industrial power, and an extensive railroad system and by the end of the war, the north continued to dominate economically, while the ravaged south struggled to recover economically and psychologically from the devastation of the war.
Overview of the war of the rif essay - the rif army the war of the rif, also known as the second moroccan war, was fought from 1920 to 1926 spain, france and the moroccan berbers, of the rif's mountain region, had joined forces to take control and divide the country of morocco into even parts.
The rif war was an armed conflict fought from 1920 to 1927 between the colonial power spain (later joined by france) and the berber tribes of the rif mountainous region. Rif war: rif war, (1921-26), conflict between spanish colonial forces and rif peoples led by muhammad abd el-krim it was fought primarily in the rif, a mountainous region of northern morocco the war was the last and perhaps the most significant of many confrontations over the centuries between the rif—the. The rif war, also called the second moroccan war, was fought in the early 1920s between the colonial power spain (later assisted by france) and the moroccan berbers of the rif mountainous region.