Le Petite Journal Covers 2

Another installment of some interesting illustrations from the French magazine Le Petit Journal: Supplément Illustré.  (Found on Galica).  I selected these to show some of the conditions that concerned the French command in North Africa–anarchy in Morocco, unrest along the border between Algeria and Morocco, weapons smuggling and the ever present danger of a great Islamic uprising or Jihad.  It was this fear of an organized uprising that concerned the French more than anything and any sign of religious agitation (usually involving Senussi holy men making their way into French colonies) was investigated and hopefully dealt with immediately.

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About Jack Wagner

Retired Army.
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