Ferrol - Urban History
Alhucemas Landings, Rif War (1926)

The defeat of the Spanish Navy in the Spanish-American War ruined its prestige. An Army which, however, had not suffered a thorough defeat preferred to refer to the supposed 'betrayal of the politicians', and looked for support in a new colonial intervention in Morocco. The Rif War led to a great strain on the Exchequer, and to a campaign of protest against military recruitment. It also led to the consolidation of a pressure group of army officers, including General Francisco Franco, who were capable of imposing conditions on the dictator Primo de Rivera when he proposed putting an end to the war. The military uprising in Morocco in 1936 would be the origin and one of the key elements in the final outbreak of the Spanish Civil War.

Almudena Ariza Web Page (http://www.sumadrid.es/ariza/ maghreb/postal.htm)