Top News Stories Of 1955 - Colonial Crisis

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Morocco
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1955  (Actual Year)
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00:53:08 - 00:53:45
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028-738-08
Revolt in Africa dealt France s colonial empire a staggering blow. Months of bloody rioting took thousands of lives and forced the return of sultan Mohammed ben Youssef from exile. Frances North African colonial empire was dealt a tripling blow during the year. As revolt raged through-out Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia so server were the up-risings that it cost the life's of thousands, that France was forced to restore the once exiled Sultan Mohammed Ben Youssef who returned in triumph to his Capital City of Rabat. He spent 18 months on the island of Madagascar returned to power. Tanks with machine guns manned with soldiers on top.. CUS - A blown up car. CUS - Twisted bicycles. LOHS - Throngs gathered to welcome back the Sultan. MS - Sultan Mohammed Ben Youssef driving in an open motorcade touching his supporters. MCUS - Sultan Mohammed Ben Youssef sitting on his thrown as he regained his power. CUS - Throngs waving flags in support of the Sultan.