Latin American Wars 1900–1941

Latin American Wars 1900–1941

"Banana Wars," Border Wars & Revolutions

Men-at-Arms 519
  • Author: Philip Jowett
  • Illustrator: Stephen Walsh
  • Short code: MAA 519
  • Publication Date: 28 Jun 2018
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From the Mexican Revolution to the Zarumilla War, in the first 40 years of the 20th century the nations of Central and South America were frequently disturbed by border clashes, civil wars and revolution. Many of these conflicts became known as 'Banana Wars'. Some involved only lightly armed guerrillas, but others saw armies operating artillery and armoured vehicles, supported by aircraft and river navies. The conflicts in Honduras and Nicaragua saw the intervention of US Marines, and later wars involved armour and aircraft from the militaries of Europe.
Using detailed colour plates and a wealth of contemporary photographs, this book shows the uniforms, equipment and strategies of the armies involved in these conflicts little known in the West. Covering wars crossing the length and breadth of the continent, this is the fascinating account of the wars that helped shape modern Latin America.

Biographical Note

Philip Jowett was born in Leeds in 1961, and has been interested in military history for as long as he can remember. His first Osprey book was the ground-breaking Men-at-Arms 306: Chinese Civil War Armies 1911-49; he has since published the three-part sequence The Italian Army 1940-45 (Men-at-Arms 340, 349 and 353). He lives in North Lincolnshire, UK.Stephen Walsh studied art at the North East Wales Institute and has worked as a professional illustrator since 1988. Since then he has illustrated a variety of books and games including Settlers of Catan. His projects for Osprey include such diverse subjects as the battle of Otterburn, the Chinese army from 1937 to 1949, and the US Home Front in World War II.

Contents

Introduction: overview of military affairs in Latin America in the period covered
Chronology
Central American conflicts, 1900-1940: Panama, Honduras, El Salvador, Costa Rica, Nicaragua (Sandino Rebellion and 'Banana Wars'), plus Cuba
Mexican Civil Wars: De Huerta rebellion 1924, Cristero War 1927, rebellion of 1929
South American Wars 1910-1930: Brazil's Contestado War 1914, and 1920s civil wars
South American Wars 1930-41: Paulista War, Brazil, 1932; Leticia War, Peru and Colombia, 1932-34; Zarumilla conflict, Peru and Ecuador, 1941
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