september memories / 20


20th September, 1922 : The 39-year-old Berber leader, Abdel Krim, who annihilated the Spanish garrison in northern Morocco and captured vast quantities of arms, has announced that he is establishing an independent republic in the mountainous Riff territory he has conquered. Abdel Krim’s humiliation of the Spanish has caused a sensation among North African nationalists. In Algeria, the writer Messali Hadj says Abdel Krim has set an example to all the oppressed people of the Moslem world.


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