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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With its Navy having been destroyed in Manila Bay and Santiago de Cuba, Spain's possibility for overseas operations was terminated and future naval careers were dashed, a good example being that of Francisco Franco.
With the Legion and Regulares serving as the ''spearhead'' for Spanish operations, the military was able to very slowly regain what had been lost. Abd-el- Krim's army grew larger with every victory and the war in Morocco continued to ...
The navy, despite several naval building programs, had still not recovered from the disaster of 1898 and remained unable to defend Spanish waters, much less conduct offensive operations in the Atlantic or Mediterranean.
All enemies and/or potential enemies of the Cruzada in a certain town or province had to be eliminated before further operations could proceed. While this strategy infuriated Franco's fascist allies (particularly the Germans who ...
Wayne H. Bowen's chapter, ''The Spanish Military During World War II,'' examines the structure, operations, and politics of Spain's armed forces during this global conflict. As it had been during World War I, Spain was officially ...
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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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