The Chaco War 1932 1935

Two very different military concepts faced each other: the German General Hans Kundt, a First World War veteran, hired by the Bolivian Government, was a proponent of the typical Prussian tactics of front attacks regardless of cost, but also ...

Author: Antonio Luis Sapienza

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The Chaco War was the first modern conflict in South America. Over time, it became the topic of many volumes published in both Bolivia and Paraguay - first by veterans, such as the commanders-in-chief, and the commanders of army corps', regiments or battalions, and by other ranks, in the form of personal memoirs or wider histories, and using a wide variety of sources. Subsequently, the conflict attracted attention of many foreign writers, foremost from the United States of America and Europe, who researched it with great interest. Hundreds of related articles have also been published.Nevertheless, 'The Chaco War, 1932-1935' is the first ever concise history of this conflict, providing the reader with the full background to this conflict, the military build-up of the Bolivian and Paraguayan armed forces, a blow-by-blow account of Bolivian penetration of this territory since the early 20th Century, precise details on troops mobilised for the war by both sides, all of the battles fought between the belligerents, and their casualties.Two very different military concepts faced each other: the German General Hans Kundt, a First World War veteran, hired by the Bolivian Government, was a proponent of the typical Prussian tactics of front attacks regardless of cost, but also of the strategy of taking and controlling as much territory as possible without annihilating the enemy.The Paraguayan Lieutenant-Colonel José Felix Estigarribia (later promoted to Colonel, and then General), took his specialization courses in Chile and France, and was a proponent of tactics of using trench warfare for defence, and flanking the enemy when in the offensive.Eventually, Estigarribia's ideas proved their worth - partially because his forces managed to capture huge stocks of Bolivian arms and ammunition throughout the war.This is also the first book to provide an exclusive collection of photographs from the archives of the Institute of History and Military Museum of Ministry of National Defence of Paraguay, and several private archives in Paraguay and Bolivia.Perfectly complementing the earlier volume 'The Chaco Air War' of the Latin [email protected] series, 'The Chaco War' provides an indispensable, single-point-source-of-reference for enthusiasts and professionals alike.

The Chaco War

"Highly readable political and military account of the war that devastated both Paraguay and Bolivia.

Author: Bruce W. Farcau

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780275952181

Category: History

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"Highly readable political and military account of the war that devastated both Paraguay and Bolivia. Based exclusively on published sources, emphasizes Bolivian actions more than those of Paraguay"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 58.

The Conduct of the Chaco War

Author: David Hartzler Zook

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The Epic of the Chaco

Originally published in 1950, The Epic of the Chaco is the fascinating memoir of the 34th President of Paraguay, Jose Felix Estigarribia, written between 1938-1939 in Washington, D.C., “whilst discharging his duties as envoy extraordinary ...

Author: Jose Felix Estigarribia

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Originally published in 1950, The Epic of the Chaco is the fascinating memoir of the 34th President of Paraguay, Jose Felix Estigarribia, written between 1938-1939 in Washington, D.C., “whilst discharging his duties as envoy extraordinary and minister plenipotentiary Paraguay.” The book’s editor, Pablo Max Ynsfrán, acted as counsellor of the Paraguayan legation during the same period and collaborated in drafting Estigarribia’s recollections as they are set down in the present volume. “The importance of this publication for the military historian of the Chaco War (1932-1935), in which Paraguay and Bolivia were involved, can hardly be overrated. Marshal Estigarribia held in that armed conflict—one of the most sanguinary ever fought by two South-American republics—the unique position of being the top planner (perhaps the only one) and the commander in chief of the Paraguayan army in the field during the entire course of the campaign. The remarkable success of his leadership is a well-known fact. He emerged from the Chaco War as one of the outstanding masters of strategy in South-American history.”—Editor’s Preface

The Chaco Air War 1932 35

A compelling account of a neglected but intense air campaign of the interwar period.

Author: Antonio Sapienza

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The Chaco War was probably the first "modern" conflict in Latin America where military aviation was widely used in all roles. Bolivia, as the reader will find out, had a very powerful military air force, but unfortunately for them and luckily for Paraguay, its high army command did not take advantage of it. On the other hand, the Paraguayan Commander-in-Chief, General Jose Felix Estigarribia used military aviation to help him defeat the enemy on the ground, and the result was clear: the Bolivians were expelled from the Chaco after three years of war. Previous publications have focused on the Chaco Air War with the aircraft technical details and almost no information on aerial operations, which is this book's centerpiece. All dogfights and bombing missions mentioned are detailed including crews, aircraft, serials, places and outcomes. The book also describes how both military air forces were organized, how pilots and aviation mechanics were trained, how and where aircraft were purchased and many other unpublished before details. The maps included in the book will help the reader have an idea of where aerial operations took place, both combatants air bases, Bolivia's plan to conquer the whole region and how the Paraguayan Army finally expelled the enemy out of the Chaco. The text is supported by a large number of photographs, and specially commissioned color profile artworks from modelers.

Tierra Del Fuego 1891 Chaco War 1932 1935

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Chaco Cossacks

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Catalog of the Latin American Collection

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Library of Congress Subject Headings

... Bolivia ) Paraguayan Chaco ( Paraguay and Bolivia ) BT Gran Chaco Chaco
Boreal War , 1932-1935 USE Chaco War , 1932-1935 Chaco Canyon ( N.M. ) -
Literature and the war - Regimental histories ( May Subd Geog ) Chaco Wash (
N.M. ) ...

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The Chaco War 1932 35

Antezana, Luis, Los Tanques en la Guerra del Chaco (La Paz, Bolivia;
Producciones CIMA Editores, 2010) Brezzo, ... Artes Gráficas Sagitario, 2008)
Hagedorn, Dan, & Antonio L. Sapienza, Aircraft of the Chaco War 1928–1935 (
Atglen, PA; ...

Author: Alejandro de Quesada

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1849084173

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The Chaco War was massive territorial war between Bolivia and Paraguay, which cost almost a 100,000 lives. An old fashioned territorial dispute, the contested area was the Gran Chaco Boreal, a 100,000-square mile region of swamp, jungle and pampas with isolated fortified towns. The wilderness terrain made operations difficult and costly as the war see-sawed between the two sides. Bolivian troops, under the command of a German general, Hans von Kundt, had early successes, but these stalled in the face of a massive mobilization programme by the Paraguans which saw their force increase in size ten-fold to 60,000 men. This book sheds light on a vicious territorial war that waged in the jungles and swamps of the Gran Chaco and is illustrated with rare photographs and especially commissioned artwork.

The Library Catalogs of the Hoover Institution on War Revolution and Peace Stanford University

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20ca . Chaco , Argentine Republic ( Province ) Departamento de Estadística
Educativa . Memorda amal , ( n.p. ) 3400 , C53 CHACO WAR , 1932-1935 .
Osorio , Juan Antonio . Entretelones de la Guerra del Chaco ; documentos
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Dictionary Catalog of the Research Libraries of the New York Public Library 1911 1971

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Subject Catalog

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The Epic of the Chaco

Editor ' s Preface The importance of this publication for the military historian of the
Chaco War ( 19321935 ) , in which Paraguay and Bolivia were involved , can
hardly be overrated . Marshal Estigarribia held in that armed conflict — one of ...

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International Communication Bulletin

Death in Bolivia : Covering the Chaco War , 1932-1935 By Jerry W , Knudson All
that most Americans know about Bolivia is the movie where Butch Cassidy and
the Sundance Kid meet their ignominious fates . But here was one of the most ...

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The National Union Catalog Pre 1956 Imprints

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The Chaco Dispute

The Epic of the Chaco : Marshal Estigarribia ' s Memoirs of the Chaco War 1932 -
1935 ( University of Texas Press , 1950 ) . 37 Philip Raine , Paraguay (
Scarecrow Press , 1956 ) , p . 250 . 38 For the text of the Treaty , see The Chaco
Peace ...

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