Following the Security Council resolution of 14 July 1960 authorizing UN military assistance to the Republic of the Congo, soldiers from a number of nations have been sent to help restore order and calm in the country. One of the countries to send contingents to help make up the new UN Force was Morocco.
In the park of the Royal Palace, soldiers of the first battalion of the Royal Armed Forces can be seen lined up for review before their departure for the Congo. The gear of the troops is in the foreground. July 1960.