French Legionnaires, headquartered in Taza, mount mobile operations in the Rif mountains of Morocco. A sign board reads "Col Du Nador, Altitude 1430M." The Legionnaires take up positions and fire heavy machine guns from their tanks. Their Infantrymen fire small arms from prone positions. French gun crews fire 105mm howitzers. At a bridge,while officers consult together, soldiers fill a deep hole with stones to facilitate transit. A tribesman fighter (goumier) with a Legionnaire. Comrades transport injured soldiers and give them medical aid. A Legionnaire points up towards a Fokker D.XXIII aircraft overhead. Later an AT-6 is seen. It descends to attack a rebel position. A soldier looks through a pericopic binocular on a tripod. French troops moving along a hillside. French Officer with soldiers at a radio command post. French troops crawl to edge of a precipice and fire at rebel positions below.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A Moroccan official holds a press conference, at a palace in Morocco. The entrance of a building. The official steps from a car. He climbs up the stairs. Cars parked in the background. Other officials greet him at the entrance of the palace. They enter the building. View of the interior of the building. The oficial addresses the press conference. He reads from a printed telegram message headed with the handwritten name of Sidi Muhammad ibn Youssef and announcing the end of his exile. The press members make notes.