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He combined this with unequivocal support for the allied war effort, after the Casablanca conference of 1943 at which, despite the disapproval of Churchill and the displeasure of de Gaulle hovering impatiently in the wings, he gained Roosevelt's unqualified support for independence, contributing some 350,000 Moroccan troops to the Free French side, and a genuine understanding of national unity, resisting Vichy French instructions to permit legislation which would have allowed for the deportation of Moroccan Jews to Germany.