A Military History of Modern Spain: From the Napoleonic Era to the International War on Terror
In the 19th and 20th centuries, Spain was a key player in the military conflagrations that created modern Europe. From the Napoleonic Wars, through the dress rehearsal for World War II that was the Spanish Civil War, to the grim struggle against terrorism today, the military history of modern Spain has both shaped and reflected larger forces beyond its borders.
This volume traces the course of Spanish military history, primarily during the 20th century. Chapter 1 provides the foundation for the role of the Spanish Army at home (the War of Independence [Napoleonic War], the Carlist Wars, and pronunciamientos), abroad (Morocco, 1859-60), and as an instrument for Liberal reforms in Spain. Chapter 2 covers the period following the Spanish-American War as the Army redirected its focus to the Spanish Protectorate in northern Morocco. This chapter covers the Rif Rebellion (1921-27), the dictatorship of Miguel Primo de Rivera (1923-30) and concludes with the end of the monarchy and the establishment of the 2nd Republic in 1931. Chapters 3 and 4 present the two armies of the Spanish Civil War, as well as their relationship to the warring factions of Nationalists and Republicans. Chapter 5 looks at the Spanish Army during World War II on the Eastern Front (Russia), in its overseas colonies, as well as in Spain. De-colonialism is covered in chapter 6 as Spain, following the lead of the other European powers, began to shed itself of its African empire. Chapter 8 charts Spain's integration into the Western defense community in the 1950s, its membership in NATO, and its participation in peacekeeping and humanitarian missions in the Balkans and the Middle East. Chapter 9 focuses on Spain's struggle against terrorism, both the domestic Basques of ETA (Fatherland and Liberty) and the newer conflict against al-Qaeda and radical Islamic fundamentalism.
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The result was to produce a singular Spanish military history in modern times, the
subject of this book. Between 1810 and 1944 Spanish forces were frequently
active on a variety of fronts, yet rarely engaged in full and direct international ...
Spain's modern military history is one of the lessons learned and then quickly
forgotten. ... In its nine chapters, this book takes a critical and analytical look at
the Spanish military from the Napoleonic invasion in 1808 to the ongoing war on
In early 1976, Spain withdrew the last of its military and civilian personnel,
leaving Spanish Sahara to be divided between Morocco and Mauritania. The
North African cities of Ceuta and Melilla, populated almost entirely by Spaniards,
did not ...
At the same time, the Spanish military became an increasingly professional and
depoliticized force. Despite being the bulwark of the Franco regime, and having
triumphed during the Spanish Civil War, after the mid-1950s officers increasingly
The role of the Spanish military in the war on terrorism has been of decreasing
internal importance, despite Spain's deployment of forces to Afghanistan and Iraq
after 9/11. While during the Franco regime and early years of the democratic ...
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Unarmed Neutrality Javier Ponce
Francos Nationalist Army George Esenwein
5 The Popular Army of the Spanish Republic 193639 Michael Alpert
6 The Spanish Military During World War II Wayne H Bowen
7 Decolonization and the Spanish Army 194076 Shannon E Fleming
From Isolation to Integration 19452006 Kenneth W Estes and Jose M Serrano
The Spanish Experience 19392006 Jose A Olmeda
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A Military History of Modern Spain: From the Napoleonic Era to the ...
Wayne H. Bowen,José E. Alvarez
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