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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With the exception of their victory over the French at Baile ́n in 1808, the Army was unable to repeat this triumph for the remainder of the war. It would be the combination of Spanish guerrilla fighters and the Duke of Wellington's ...
Abd-el- Krim's army grew larger with every victory and the war in Morocco continued to drag on for years. There was no end in sight and great disagreement between politicians, peninsulares, and Africanistas on how the war should be ...
The relief and rescue of those in Alca ́zar provided Franco with a great propaganda victory, but cost him the opportunity to capture Madrid since during this time, the Republic, and the people of Madrid, had been equipped with Mexican ...
The Spanish Civil War (or as the Nationalists called it—the War of Liberation) ended in 1939 with total victory for the Nationalists. Four months later, the outbreak of World War II in Europe would eventually engulf much of the world.
Shortly after receiving the news of the Spanish victory over the French at Baile ́n, which we will turn to shortly, a convoy set sail from Denmark, and the 18 A Military History of Modern Spain.
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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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