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  • Morocco
    Sunday Jul 24, 1921

    Francisco Franco

    Spanish Army suffered a crushing defeat

    Morocco
    Sunday Jul 24, 1921

    On 24 July 1921, the poorly commanded and overextended Spanish Army suffered a crushing defeat at Annual from Rif tribesmen led by the Abd el-Krim brothers.




  • Morocco
    Wednesday Feb 3, 1926

    Francisco Franco

    Promoted to brigadier general

    Morocco
    Wednesday Feb 3, 1926

    This landing in the heartland of Abd el-Krim's tribe, combined with the French invasion from the south, spelled the beginning of the end for the short-lived Republic of the Rif. Franco's recognition eventually caught up with him and he was promoted to brigadier general on 3 February 1926.




  • Morocco
    Friday Jul 17, 1936

    Spanish Civil War

    Control over Spanish Morocco was all but certain

    Morocco
    Friday Jul 17, 1936

    Control over Spanish Morocco was all but certain. The plan was discovered in Morocco on 17 July, which prompted the conspirators to enact it immediately. Little resistance was encountered. The rebels shot 189 people. Goded and Franco immediately took control of the islands to which they were assigned.




  • Spain and Morocco
    Saturday Jul 18, 1936

    Francisco Franco

    The first days of the insurgency

    Spain and Morocco
    Saturday Jul 18, 1936

    Following 18 July 1936 pronunciamiento, Franco assumed the leadership of the 30,000 soldiers of the Spanish Army of Africa. The first days of the insurgency were marked with a serious need to secure control over the Spanish Moroccan Protectorate. On one side, Franco had to win the support of the natives and their (nominal) authorities, and, on the other, had to ensure his control over the army.




  • Tangier, Morocco
    Friday Jun 14, 1940

    Francisco Franco

    Occupied Tangier

    Tangier, Morocco
    Friday Jun 14, 1940

    On 14 June 1940, Spanish forces in Morocco occupied Tangier (a city under the rule of the League of Nations) and did not leave it until the war's end in 1945.




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