National Geographic : 1932 Mar
Photograph byFlandrin AN ISOLATED FRENCH OUTPOST IN THE TIMHADIT REGION, MIDDLE ATLAS MOUNTAINS By day the surrounding country is quite safe, but at night lone wanderers do well to keep within the protecting walls ofthe fort. Insuch strongholds the garrison usually consists of a group of French Foreign Legionnaires or perhaps Berber Mokhazni cavalry(French territorial troopers). Some Ber ber tribesmen have pitched their low black tents between the walls of the ancient fort at the left and the more modern one, inwhose compound cone shaped army tents are set in regular rows. Cattle graze near by under the watchful eyes of a shepherd.