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.
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... military action remained of prime importance, both to maintain the integrity of the European crownlands and to sustain the struggle against a powerful and aggressive Ottoman Empire in the Mediterranean and in north Africa.
The Spanish Army and navy were in no condition to be significant participants in the conflict, and the nation's infrastructure was so dilapidated that the French declined initial offers to use its roads and railways to transit to Africa ...
While the revolt failed in the principal cities, Spanish Morocco became crucial to the nascent uprising. The battle-hardened and tested ''Army of Africa'' composed of the Moorish troops of the Regulares and the Foreign Legion (roughly ...
Transporting the Army of Africa across the Strait of Gibraltar would be the key to keeping the revolt from fizzling out. As the Navy had remained loyal to the Republic, after pro-coup officers had been murdered by their working-class ...
Rather than a vast colonial empire, encompassing most of Northwest Africa, Spain entered the postwar era with modest imperial possessions. The development and eventual decline of this empire is the focus of ...
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The Spanish Army 18981931 Jose E Alvarez
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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