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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... 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 34,000 officers and men) Introduction 7.
By the late summer of 1936, the battle lines had stabilized and Spain was divided. With Mola commanding the ''Army of the North'' and Franco the Army of Africa in the south, the aim of both was to take Madrid and end the war quickly.
Aside from describing the principal highlights of the war, such as the major battles and fronts, the bombing of the Basque town of Guernica by Germany's Condor Legion in 1937, and the foreign military equipment that was tried and tested ...
The 1807 Spanish infantry manual (Reglamento), for example, recognized the need for attack columns, but it failed to appreciate the crucial role combined arms had to play in the actual employment of these columns in battle.
play in the actual employment of these columns in battle. Not only did it say little about how artillery and cavalry support would facilitate the columnar operations, but it also paid scant attention to the place of skirmishers in the ...
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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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