Maurice LE GLAY

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Author, French Colonial Wars

FrenchBorn Maurice LE GLAY

French Army officer and author of works on Morocco

Born on September 26, 1868 in Bordeaux , France

Died on April 3, 1936 in Casablanca , Morocco

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He served as an artillery and political officer in Algeria, Tunisia and Morocco before retiring to a civil post in 1918 so that he could begin a literary career. He wrote numerous journal articles and several books including a description of the French defeat at the Battle of El Herri. He was a strong admirer of the Berber people, though he was criticised for inspiring the political division of the Berber and Arab peoples in Morocco. He retired to Casablanca, where he died and was honoured with a street named in his memory.

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