Squadron Scrapbook
Port Lyautey/Kenitra

Page Twenty Four

Walt Smith's photos on this page include buildings and scenery around the Naval Air Facility, the local area around the base, and scenes from his trips to Rabat.


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View of the Fench BOQ. Limited info indicates that American and officers of other nationalities also occupied the BOQ. .

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View of the French Enlisted Quarters. It could be argued that the French Navy's choice of building one structure vice many to house its enlisted personnel reflected the difference between their views on land use and that of the Americans who built multible barracks for their enlisted.

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Still widely used as a public conveyance when Walt Smith took this photo sometime in 1952, the horse-drawn couche had largely, if not entirely, given way by the mid to late 1950s to older model Citroens, and late model Rennault Dauphines, and Fiat 800s. A few Puegots were also used as taxis in the town of Kenitra/Port Lyautey.

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A view not often seen of the large municipal building in Port Lyautey. A large lily pond, complete with white swans softened the front view of the building.

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View of the French Catholic church in Rabat. The vintage model auto in the photo looks to be older than the church.

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An example of Moorish architecture, one of the main gates in the wall surrounding the royal palace in Rabat.

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A street scene which, but for the dress of the woman, could have been shot in California instead of Rabat.

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A more typical view of life on a downtown street in Rabat. The red uniform is that of a royal guard for the Sultan of Morocco, Mohammed, the Fifth.

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