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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Throughout this period the military remained weak as a fighting force, significantly under-budgeted, disproportionate resources being devoted to paying the normally meager salaries of a very bloated officer corps. The final paradox was ...
This had the effect of creating a bloated and top-heavy officer corps that would plague Spain well into the twentieth century. In the international arena, the Spanish Army, under the leadership of the then Prime Minister, ...
He is best remembered for ending the Moroccan War (1921–27), but he is also responsible for reforming the Army by, among other measures, reducing the size of the officer corps, acquiring better weapons and equipment, raising salaries, ...
With its experienced officer corps that had led units not only in Morocco but also against working-class Spaniards in the Leftist Asturias revolt of 1934, the Nationalists were in a much better position to exercise command and control ...
Although its enlisted soldiers did not benefit from this association, its officer corps received special privileges and treatment, including food and housing allowances and opportunities to hold other salaried government and political ...
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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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