Spain in Arms: A Military History of the Spanish Civil War 1936-1939
The Spanish Civil War was a prelude of what was to come in Europe. A war fought between two different types of ideologies, but what makes the Spanish Civil War unique is that is was mostly fought using proxies that were supplied with equipment by the governments caught up in it. Many people felt that Spain was the periphery of European politics, and power, but the Civil War was a testing ground of new ideas about fighting and new equipment that would be used in World War II. This book examines the major tactics, battles, units that fought in the war. While the Spanish Civil War can be confusing, people fighting on the side of the Nationalists and the Republic, many young Americans went and fought in Spain, often influenced by Soviet propaganda about spreading the Revolution. Like many books from Casemate, it is a detailed military history type of book, there is a lot of attention paid to the different units that were fighting, how they were equipped, and who commanded them. A little bit of analysis is thrown into the mix as well, but the main focus is the minutia of battle.
|Author||E. R. Hooton|
|Page Count||256 pages|
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