Friday, January 6, 2017
From that article as written by Bionic Mosquito and seen at the Lew Rockwell Internet web site further details of a battle  between French colonial occupation troops and insurgent Moroccans.
Also thanks to Jack Beatty as excerpted from his book: "The Lost History of 1914; How the Great War Was Not Inevitable".
"the indigenous inhabitants [Moroccan insurgents] fought in a poignantly dated style. For example, in April 1908, fifteen thousand horsemen from tribes in Morocco's Middle Atlas Mountains massed before a blockhouse held by seventy-five French soldiers - - French officers and black African enlisted men - - supported by two 80 mm cannon. Before attacking, Moroccans sent this proposal to the French"
"poignant - adjective 1.keenly distressing to the feelings: 3. affecting or moving the emotions"
"To the chief of the French fraction at Boudenib. May Beneficence be on those who humble themselves before merciful God and seek justice. Know that, since your arrival in the Sahara, you have badly treated weak Muslims. You have gone from conquest to conquest. Your dark souls fool you by making you rush to your destruction. You have made our country suffer intense harm, which tastes as galling to us as the bitter apple. The courageous and noble Muslim warriors approach you, armed for your destruction. If you are in Force, come out from behind your walls for combat.'"
"For the mujahideen. 'Brave men fought openly, offered their breasts to bullets.' They assumed the French would come out and be massacred . . . The soldiers stayed behind their walls; the Moroccans charged and charged again. This went on for eighteen hours. No Frenchmen appear to have been killed. Many Moroccans were." [mujahideen holy warriors for Islam]
French troops but not necessarily Frenchmen as that word Frenchmen ordinarily, commonly and generally understood. More than likely French black African colonial troops under the command of white French officers.
AN AWESOME DISPLAY OF SUPERIOR FIREPOWER AND A REMINDER THAT "DEFENSE IS THE STRONGER FROM OF COMBAT"!! [easier to do and accomplish more with less]