Western Sahara: The Last Colony by Andrew McConnell

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Mohamed Lamin Mohamed Dadaia, 64, Polisario Soldier. Pictured in Tifariti, in Polisario controlled Western Sahara: 'I was born in the city of El Aaiun in 1945. I remember much of there, the festivals, the times we went to the sea. I miss it.  We were friends with the Spanish, we lived and worked with them and we learned a lot from them, some of us even entered their army. They gave us a modern life. When we heard about the plans to give our land to Morocco and Mauritanian we decided to counter-attack. Spain sold us, I found it very hard to take, after that I lifted the gun.'.