April 22 1911 was the date and the people of Fez were on edge because news had reached them that a large number of visitors were expected in the city. And it wasn't tourists, but a large force of French soldiers. However, it was to be sometime before the French arrived as the countryside was hostile and with very few roads.
|The route from Rabat to Fez in 1911|
French Ready to March on Fez
|French Colonel Brulard heads to Fez|
OUR EDITOR NOTES: "In the interest of authenticity we reproduced the text exactly. However, we feel that typographic errors are not a modern curse and that in 1911 the journalist responsible probably intended to write "women" not "woman" as we are assured there was more than one of them in Fez at the time!