Many Muslims Fight for France In WW II

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History has recorded many Muslims play a role in helping the world war allied Countries
that initially lost with nazi’s germany. Sacrifice by too much Muslims forgotten as an
insult by some events in Western society, especially many French and Denmark with an
ugly caricature.

They seem to forget the great sacrifice of many Muslims Moroccan, Algerian, Tunisian
and others who helped the French and many western country in WWII era an
embarrassing defeat by Nazi ‘s Hitler.

Four Moroccan groups (regimental -sized units, about 12 000 men in total) served with
the Allied forces during World War II . They specialized in night raiding operations, and
fought against the forces of Fascist Italy and Nazi Germany during 1942-45. Goumier
units were used to man the front lines in mountainous and other rough terrain areas,
freeing regular Allied infantry units to operate along more profitable axes of advance.
Moroccan Goumiers were soldiers who served in auxiliary units attached to the French
Army of Africa, between 1908 and 1956. The term Goumier was also occasionally used
to designate native soldiers in the French army of the French Sudan and Upper Volta
during the colonial era. North Africa 1940-42 In May 1940, 12 Moroccan Goums were
organized as the 1st Group of Moroccan Auxiliaries (French: 1 er Groupe de Supplétifs
Marocains - G.S.M.) and used in combat against Italian troops operating out of Libya. the
Goumiers were described as having Gendarmerie -type functions, such as maintenance of
public order and the surveillance of frontiers, while maintaining military armament,
organization, and discipline.

In 1942-43 The 1st GSM (Groupe de Supplétifs Marocains) fought on the Tunisian front
as part of the Moroccan March Division from December 1942, and was joined by the 2nd
GSM in January 1943. The 15th Army Group commander, British General Harold
Alexander considered the French Moroccan Goumiers as "great fighters" and gave them
to the allies to help them to take Bizerte and Tunis.

on1943-45 The 4th Tabor of Moroccan Goums fought in the Sicilian Campaign, landing
at Licata on July 14, 1943, and was attached to the U.S. Seventh Army. The Goumiers of
the 4th Tabor were attached to the U.S. 1st Infantry Division on July 27, Upon their
arrival many Italian soldiers surrendered en masse, while the Germans began staging
major retreats away from known Goumiers presence. The Italian campaign of World War
II is perhaps the most famous and most controversial in the history of the Goumiers. The
4th Group of Moroccan Tabors shipped out for Italy in November 1943, and was
followed in January 1944 by the 3rd Group, and reinforced by the 1st Group in April
1944. In Italy, the Allies suffered a long stalemate at the German Gustav Line. In May
1944, three Goumier groupes, under the name Corps de Montagne, were the vanguard of
the French Expeditionary Corps attack through the Aurunci Mountains during Operation
Diadem , the fourth Battle of Monte Cassino. "Here the Goums more than proved their
value as light, highly mobile mountain troops who could penetrate the most vertical
terrain in fighting order and with a minimum of logistical requirements. Most military
analysts consider the Goumiers' manoeuvre as the critical victory that finally opened the
way to Rome." The Allied commander, U.S. General Mark Clark also paid tribute to the
Goumiers and the Moroccan regulars of the Tirailleur units: In spite of the stiffening
enemy resistance, the 2nd Moroccan Division penetrated the Gustave [sic] Line in less
than two day’s fighting. The next 48 hours on the French front were decisive. The knife-
wielding Goumiers swarmed over the hills, particularly at night, and General Juin’s entire
force showed an aggressiveness hour after hour that the Germans could not withstand.
Cerasola, San Giorgio , Mt. D’Oro, Ausonia and Esperia were seized in one of the most
brilliant and daring advances of the war in Italy... For this performance, which was to be
a key to the success of the entire drive on Rome.

During their fighting in the Italian Campaign, the Goumiers suffered 3,000 casualties, of
which 600 were killed in action. In Corsica, 1943 In September 1943 the 2nd Group of
Moroccan Tabors participated in the liberation of Corsica, and fought the Germans in the
mountains near Bastia , by Cape Corse. In Elba, 1944 The 2nd Group of Moroccan
Tabors was part of the French Forces that took Elba from the Germans in June 1944. The
operation was called Operation Brassard. The island was more heavily defended than
expected, and there were many casualties on both sides as a result of the severe fighting.
Mainland France, 1944 The 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Groups of Moroccan Tabors fought in the
campaigns in southern France, Vosges Mountains , and Alsace during late 1944 and early
1945. The Goumiers started landing in southern France on August 18, 1944. Attached to
the 3rd Algerian Infantry Division, all three groups took part in the combat to liberate
Marseille from August 20–28, 1944. The 1st Group was subsequently used to secure
France's Alpine frontier with Italy until late October 1944, and then took part in the
forcing of the Belfort Gap in November. During late September and early October 1944,
the 2nd and 3rd Groups fought in the areas of Remiremont and Gérardmer . All three
groups fought in the Vosges Mountains during November and December 1944, facing
extremely cold weather and bitter German resistance. After hard fighting in the Vosges
Mountains and the Colmar Pocket , the 3rd Group was repatriated to Morocco in April
1945. It was replaced in Europe by the 4th Group, which had returned to North Africa
after French forces left Italy. In Germany, 1945 The 1st, 2nd, and 4th Groups of
Moroccan Tabors fought in the final operations to overrun southwestern Germany in
1945. The 1st Group fought through the Siegfried Line in the Bienwald from March 20–
25, 1945. In April 1945, the 1st and 4th Groups took part in the combat to seize
Pforzheim. In the last weeks of the war, the 2nd Group fought in the Black Forest and
pushed southeast to Germany's Austrian border. During the same period, the 1st and 4th
Groups advanced with other French forces on Stuttgart and Tübingen . By mid-1946, all
three groups had been repatriated to Morocco. The total of Goumier casualties in World
War II from 1942 to 1945 was 8,018 of which 1,625 were killed in action.

Bahkan pada perang di Indochina, 1949-1954 Following World War II Moroccan muslim
goumiers saw service in French Indo- China from June 1949 until the fall of Dien Bien
Phu in 1954. Stationed in the northern frontier zone of Tonkin, the goumier units were
used mainly for convoy escort and quadrillage de zone (regional search and destroy)
duties. By contrast with the regular Moroccan tirailleurs , who enlisted for fixed terms of
service, the goumiers were contracted to serve specifically in Indo-China for the period of

As in previous campaigns, the goumiers were organised in battalion sized Tabors, each
comprising several Goums or companies. The proportion of French officers to Moroccan
other ranks was low, with normally only two in each company. Locally recruited
Indochinese auxiliaries were attached to each Tabor as reconnisance units. Brigaded for
administrative purposes in the Groupement de Tabors Marocain d'Extreme Orient there
were, at any one time, usually three Tabors serving in Indochina during the war against
the Viet Minh. In October 1950 the 11e Tabor was overrun at Na Kheo, with only 369
survivors out of 924 goumiers and French officers.

During this, their final campaign in French service, the goumiers continued, at least for
parade and in cold weather, to wear the distinctive flat-topped turbans and brown-striped
djellabas that had distinguished these units since 1911. After the fall of the Vichy regime
in Algeria, General Henri Giraud, Free French commander in chief in North Africa,
slowly rescinded repressive Vichy laws despite opposition by colon extremists. He also
called on the Muslim population to supply troops for the Allied war effort. Algerian
Ferhat Abbas and twenty-four other Muslim leaders replied that Algerians were ready to
fight with the Allies in freeing their homeland but demanded the right to call a conference
of Muslim representatives to develop political, economic, and social institutions for the
indigenous population "within an essentially French framework".

Should those who like insulting Islam, with a caricature or other, be embarrassed by the
past history of their war country in WW II. Many Muslims give up blood and lives but
their religion and their prophet was insulted by some of French who are not responsible
and embarrasses

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