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Taza Morocco 1955 stock footage and images

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French Foreign legionnaires in mobile operations against rebels in Rif mountains of Morocco

French Legionnaires, headquartered in Taza, mount mobile operations in the Rif mountains of Morocco. Opening scene shows mountainous region in area of Ajdir, near Al Hoceima, Morocco. Next, explosions and white smoke are seen in distance as French motorized forces move toward the camera. Closeup of Hotchkiss M201 Jeep 4 x 4 with sandbagged radiator and carrying a gunner in the rear, moving past some assembled armor. A sign reading, “Col du Nador, Altitude 1430 m.” Closeup of a French M8 Greyhound Armored car. French soldiers ducking for cover as they scramble near a Hotchkiss M201 jeep and take up positions overlooking a valley. Soldiers manning a truck-mounted 50cal machine gun. Similar guns silhouetted against the sky and more soldiers with rifles in position on a ridge of ground. A battery of 105mm howitzers being fired. Several silhouetted against the lighter sky. More views of the gun batteries. Closeup of gunners loading howitzer and expended shells on the ground. Soldiers checking area around a bridge. Troops collecting stones to repair a hole at the bridge approach. Several soldiers carry a wounded comrade back to a place where he receives first aid care. A soldier points to a French- operated Di Haviland Vampire FB.5 aircraft overhead. Another aircraft (A North American T-6) is also seen flying over the scene. Artillery battery commander using special telescope. French infantry moving forward. Soldiers at a field communications center. Soldiers firing small arms from a hillside.

Date: 1955
Duration: 2 min 6 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Elements of 2nd and 3rd Foreign Infantry Regiments (French Foreign Legion) operating in Moroccan Rif mountains

A French Foreign Legionnaire cleaning equipment at a table in Regimental compound at Taza, South of the Rif mountains, in Morocco. Sign painted on wall reads: "2/3 R.E.I." and "5th Compagnie". In center of sign is a French Foreign Legion Logo, on which "5/5" appears. A contingent of armed Legionnaires ascends a hill and arrives at a fort at the top. They speak with Berber tribesmen and present them copies of an official document. Then they search the fortifcations. In one room there are several Berber women, sitting on the floor.(The women have notable tattoos on their faces.) A dog is seen accompanying the Legionnaires. Large numbers of Berber women and children come out of their quarters and assemble, sitting down on the ground in front of the men. A Legion officer speaks to a village leader and the villagers. The Legionnaires then depart and return down the mountain. A French officer is seen standing up in a jeep, as it drives along a sandy road. Exterior view of a building with sign over doorway with sign " Gendarmerie Nationale" inscribed above it.

Date: 1955
Duration: 3 min 11 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Scenes of Fez, Morocco

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.

Date: 1942
Duration: 3 min 48 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Resident-General of French Morocco , Lieutenant General Pierre Boyer de Latour visits Berber tribes in mountains of Morocco

French Resident-General of Morocco, Lieutenant General Pierre Boyer de Latour, in exercise of diplomacy, visits Berber Tribes in middle atlas region of Morocco ( el mars boulmane ). He arrives in a 1953 Oldsmobile convertible automobile, driving up a rugged dirt road. The General greets several tribal leaders and converses with them. The tribal leaders escort General de Latour to a large tent, where he sits and converses with the most senior leaders. They talk and eat inside the tent. Crowds of tribesmen observe from around the tent, at some distance, outside. Mountains seen in the background. Tribesmen play musical instruments. Women in decorative costume dance.

Date: 1955
Duration: 1 min 46 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Riots in France's North African Colonial Empire forces the return of Sultan Mohammed ben Youssef from exile to Rabat, Morocco

Riots in France's Colonial Empire in North Africa. Tanks patrol streets. Wrecked vehicles. Men around rubble in street. Riots forces return of Sultan Mohammed ben Youssef from exile to Rabat in Morocco. Sultan's car surrounded by a large crowd after his return in Rabat. Crowd cheers. Sultan gains the power back. Sultan sits on his chair.

Date: 1955
Duration: 38 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Twelve bulls are ceremonially sacrificed as the Berbers surrender in Morocco, North Africa.

The surrender of the Berbers in Morocco, North Africa. Men walking in an area. 12 bulls are ceremonially sacrificed to symbolize the surrender. Men seated holding flags. Guns lying on the ground.

Date: 1955, September 1
Duration: 48 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
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