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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... resulting in the substitution of all artillery colonels, majors, and captains by officers from other arms and the navy. ... anti-abolitionists—slavery was a major issue in Cuba—who exercised much influence within the officer corps.
... tactical movements and battles into broader strategic planning.41 Furthermore, the Carlists had committed some major errors, and in any case they lacked the numbers—especially outside their core areas—to achieve a decisive victory.
... the remaining insurgents still fighting, and in late February 1876, Carlos himself crossed back to France as the army mopped up the last resisters.42 Of course, the Spanish Army's next—and last—major conflict of the nineteenth ...
Of the two major exceptions—the Mexican War and the Civil War—only the former really fit the pattern of the kind of wars army leaders expected.54 In Spain, the institutional culture of the army also resisted absorbing the lessons of its ...
Affair'' caused a major crisis for the government. The officers were applauded and heralded by their peers and received no punishment for their actions. Emboldened, the officers demanded that the government censor criticism of the Army, ...
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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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