French and Spanish troops land near Rif city of Alhucemas. General Saro directs operations. Battle scenes from trenches.
Morocco North Africa Date:1925, September 8 Duration:1 min 37 sec Sound:NO SOUND
Morocco during the Rif War or Second Moroccan War. Arrival and landing of troops reinforcing French and Spanish forces in the Rif city of Al Hoceima (Alhucemas) protected by the firing of French and Spanish naval warships. Beachhead scenes of landing craft, troops and supplies. General Saro directs the operation. Spanish troops in sandbagged position. General Billot and Colonel Freydenberg look through binoculars to observe progress of the battle. Soldiers fire from a trench located on top of a high hill. Enemy soldiers climb the hill amidst firing. A French officer walks behind a line of entrenched French and Moroccan soldiers and inspects them. A French officer looks through binoculars on the battlefield near Taunat, while his troops fire from trenches behind him. Troops seen at end of battle. Special credit is given to French aviator Mezerques for heroically firing into the Rif trenches. He is seen smoking a cigarette and smiling.
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