- a seaport in SW Morocco: destroyed by earthquake in 1960; new town rebuilt S of original site.
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The memory of Agadir still rankled in the proud Germanic soul.World's War Events, Vol. I
This was the famous "Agadir incident," of which we have all heard.The Myth of a Guilty Nation
Albert Jay Nock
Then came the Agadir incident in 1911 when once more the Kaiser bluffed.The Major
In 1911 followed the episode of Agadir, which was clearly an attempt to 'force a quarrel on France.'Why We Are At War (2nd Edition, revised)
Members of the Oxford Faculty of Modern History
The date of all this being about the time of the misguided Panther's fateful leap on Agadir.
- a port in SW Morocco, which became the centre of an international crisis (1911), when a gunboat arrived to protect German interests. Britain issued a strong warning to Germany but the French negotiated and war was averted. In 1960 the town was virtually destroyed by an earthquake, about 10 000 people being killed. Pop: 385 000 (2003)