French troops leave their garrison in Fez, Morocco to join the battle against the Rifs . The transport heavy artillery and war supplies. Local Moroccan people turn out in large numbers to watch.
View of Fez, Morocco, from hilltop. A local man sitting on top of the hill. Two men with a cart walking along a road. A horse-drawn cart with collapsable roof cover, moves along a road past a sign reading, "Route 15 from Fez to Taza" (in French). It notes distances to various places,starting with 124 KM to Taza, and ending with Fort Saint at 2772 Km. A truck is parked behind the sign and people stand looking at ancient Medina walls in distance. Farm workers are seen in nearby fields. Men sitting at tables in outdoor cafe. Empty water and soft drink bottles on table. A large open air market with various agricultural products being displayed on backs of animals, and in large sacks. Purfeyers of drinks sit at edge of the marketplace. Mosque in background. View of a mosque, through trees in a garden. Animals watering at a stream. Palm trees swaying in the breeze.
Newly appointed French Resident General and Commander in Chief, Charles Nogues emerges from a building leading an entourage. He is in full dress uniform. A band plays La Marseillaise as General Nogues and a mounted honor guard salutes. Colonial troops are drawn up in formation. Moroccan horsemen enter a compound, where infantry stand in formation. General Nogues and party walk along path and meet and greet Moroccan tribal leaders. French officers on horseback lead a contingent of Moroccan mounted troops. An extraordinarily large crowd of Moroccans fills a public square. General Nogues, now in ordinary military uniform, ceremonially reaches, with right hand, into a bowl of food offered by a Moroccan official. Others of his party do likewise. He then reaches down to a large plate on a low table near the ground and takes a morsel, with his right hand, and eats it.
French soldier talking with Moroccans in a tent encampment. He talks with an old man and his sons. Slate states that the old father puts his family under the protection of the winners. Moroccan women climb into an open truck. Nearby stand several French Moroccan troops, wearing the fez, and armed with rifles and bayonets. The women are covered from head to toe. Tents on the ground. Houses in background. Local men stand around tents. A soldier stands with a gun on a hill and look towards the tents.
Representatives of various groups meet with U.S. Consul at the American Consulate Building in Casablanca, Morocco. 1942 model cars parked in front of the consulate building. A brass plate on building reads 'American Consulate General.' Attendees stand around a conference table as U.S. Consul, Russell Mott Brooks, enters the conference room accompanied by several members of his staff.. He motions to visitors to sit, as he sits at the conference table, flanked by two of his staff. The visiting leaders are seated across from him. Several persons occupy chairs away from the table. Brooks begins by making a few remarks. He then listens to what the various leaders have to say. One speaks briefly. Then a lawyer, wearing French legal robes with a white jabot round his neck hanging down the front of his robes, makes what appears to be an earnest appeal of some kind. Among others participating is a man in a robe, wearing a fez. A woman secretary makes notes during the discussions.
Policemen of the Tangier police force march in uniform through the Big Souk marketplace square area of Tangier, Morocco. They pass under archways of Moor architecture. The leadership marches in front in hats with brims, while the forces march behind wearing white fez hats. The Police line up for an inspection. Close views of their leader, Commissionaier Maurice Andre Aussanaz, and of Edmundo Carleton who reviews and inspects the police forces who are standing at attention. A close view of one of the policemen. At the end of the clip, the policemen joke with a man in a suit and pretend to be strangling and beating him, but all involved including the "victim" are smiling and laughing.