National Geographic : 1955 Feb
© National Geographic Society 178 Scenery in Tinerhir Is So Dramatic that Sir Winston Churchill Loves to Paint in This Oasis Starting at Tinerhir, the oasis cuts a green 20-mile swath through a barren land. It supports some 60 settle ments, virtually every one housing a different tribe. In each kasba there is a colony of Jews, who never intermarry with the Berbers, though tradition says they sprang from the indigenous stock. Compound in the foreground garrisons French troops. Its plastered stone-and-concrete walls resemble the tribesmen's mud-and-straw dwellings.