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Armies of the War of the Triple Alliance 1864-70: Paraguay, Brazil, Uruguay & Argentina

Gabriele Esposito Giuseppe Rava (Illustrator)



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20 May 2012
History; History of the Americas; Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900; Military history; Land forces & warfare
The War of the Triple Alliance is the largest single conflict in the history of South America. Drawing Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay and Paraguay into conflict the war was characterized by extraordinarily high casualty rates, and was to shape the future of an entire continent - depopulating Paraguay and establishing Brazil as the predominant military power. Despite the importance of the war, little information is available in English about the armies that fought it. This book analyzes the combatants of the four nations caught up in the war, telling the story of the men who fought on each side, illustrated with contemporary paintings, prints, and early photographs.
By:   Gabriele Esposito
Illustrated by:   Giuseppe Rava (Illustrator)
Imprint:   Osprey
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Volume:   499
Dimensions:   Height: 248mm,  Width: 184mm,  Spine: 5mm
Weight:   167g
ISBN:   9781472807250
ISBN 10:   1472807251
Series:   Men-at-Arms
Pages:   48
Publication Date:   20 May 2012
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Introduction: the background & regional rivalries /Chronology /The Paraguayan offensive, 1865-66/ The Allied counter-offensive, 1867-68: development of Allied military superiority, and first serious Paraguayan defeats /The occupation of Paraguay, 1869-70, and the guerrilla resistance /Naval operations: riverine and maritime /The Armies (organization, commanders, tactics, operations and uniforms of): Paraguayan Republic - Brazilian Empire - Argentine Republic - Uruguayan Republic /Conclusion: aftermath and consequences /Bibliography /Colour plate commentaries /Index

Gabriele Esposito is an Italian native, and a long-time student of South American wars. He has previously written magazine articles on the War of the Triple Alliance amongst other subjects. Giuseppe Rava was born in Faenza in 1963, and took an interest in all things military from an early age. Entirely self-taught, Giuseppe has established himself as a leading military history artist, and is inspired by the works of the great military artists, such as Detaille, Meissonier, Rochling, Lady Butler, Ottenfeld and Angus McBride.

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