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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... 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, and profiting from trade ...
... see the war from both sides. Esenwein begins his chapter on the Spanish Civil War by detailing how the Second Republic's Minister of War, Manuel Azan ̃a, moved quickly to dismantle what had previously been done by Primo de Rivera.
On the Nationalist side, Carlist and Falange militias also served a similar purpose as a force in existence. By the late summer of 1936, the battle lines had stabilized and Spain was divided. With Mola commanding the ''Army of the ...
At first, weapons and equipment were shipped by both sides to Spain, while later Italian and German ''volunteers'' ... in trying to find qualified and experienced officers since the majority of these had opted for the Nationalist side.
At other times, Naziphile military factions attempted to pressure Spain to enter the war on the side of the Axis. In each case, Franco sidestepped the central question, instead dividing the conspirators through selective promotions, ...
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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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