The Spanish Military and Warfare from 1899 to the Civil War

The Uncertain Path to Victory

Authors: Herrero Pérez, José Vicente

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  • Examines attitudes of Spanish army officers towards the evolution of twentieth century warfare
  • Analyses hitherto unused historical primary resources
  • Contributes to the military history of the Spanish Civil War
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This book explores the attitudes of the Spanish army officer corps towards the evolution of warfare during the early decades of the twentieth century, and their influence on the armies of the Spanish Civil War. It examines how the Spanish military coped with technological innovations such as the machine gun and the tank, how it adapted the army´s battlefield doctrine to changes in warfare before the Civil War, and the influence of this doctrine on the outcome of the conflict. Of the different armed forces that fought in the Spanish Civil War, it is paradoxically the Spanish army that remains most forgotten - especially its military doctrine. Scholarship on the Spanish military in this period focuses on its politics, ideology and institutional reforms, touching upon 'hard' professional issues only superficially, if at all. Based on original research and using largely unstudied Spanish primary sources, this book fills a major scholarly gap in the history of the Spanish army and the Spanish Civil War.

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José Vicente Herrero Pérez is an independent scholar. After taking a first degree in history at the University of Saragossa, he specialised in military history at King's College London, UK. He has published several articles in Spanish and foreign journals.

Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Spanish Military and Warfare from 1899 to the Civil War
Book Subtitle
The Uncertain Path to Victory
Authors
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-54747-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-54747-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-54746-6
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-85469-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 355
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