A Military History of Modern Spain: From the Napoleonic Era to the International War on Terror
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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It is also the history of an organization that in the early nineteenth century served as an instrument for liberal reform and progress, then by the end of the century, and into the twentieth century, became a vehicle for political ...
Another internal stress was the division between those who served in Spain (peninsulares) and those who served in Morocco (Africanistas). For those who sought a military career of adventure and rapid promotions, Morocco became the place ...
In addition, many of these officers would later serve as senior commanders of the Nationalist army during the Spanish ... which differentiated them from those officers who had served entirely on the Spanish peninsula (peninsulares).
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 ...
... unable to defend Spanish waters, much less conduct offensive operations in the Atlantic or Mediterranean. Spain did attempt to leverage its weakness into strength, by serving as a locus for mediating efforts between the two sides, ...
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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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