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 French Morocco CB36-CB39

     French Morocco lies along the north-west coast of Africa across from Gibraltar. Spain occupied northern Morocco in 1861. In 1912 the French imposed a protectorate on the country that lasted until independence in 1956.
     The stamps were issued in 1949, and when they are assembled properly provide a map of the country with the major towns and cities identified, and with scenes showing, principally, minarets. The only one I am reasonably certain about is the Koutoubia mosque, or the mosque of the booksellers, in Marrakech on the 9 F + 16 F value.
     The slogan on each stamp, "Solidarite 1949" presumably refers to solidarity with France. Since the stamps are airmail the shadow of a plane on each stamp is appropriate.