The Spanish Civil War 1936–39 (2)

Republican Forces

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The Spanish Civil War 1936–39 (2)

Republican Forces

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The Spanish Civil War was the curtainraiser to World War II and involved a complex collection of forces, particularly on the Republican side. This title illustrates how diverse the Republican forces were, drawn from loyal elements of the Spanish army that rejected the appeal of the rebel generals, a wide range of volunteer regional units and political militias, and supported by volunteers from many other countries, including Great Britain, France and Germany, in units known as the International Brigades. The wide range of equipment and uniforms worn by these troops is revealed, as is, the organization of militias into conventional brigades and divisions. Featuring specially commissioned full-colour artwork, this second part of a two-part study depicts the fighting men of the Republican forces and examples of their foreign comrades.

Table of Contents

Introduction: historical background/ Chronology of major events, 1931–39/ Republican Troops: organization, orders of battle; uniforms, weapons, equipment/ People's Militias: FAI, CNT, UHP, POUM/ the People's Army/ International Brigades – Regional troops: Basque forces, Catalan forces/ Security troops: Guardia de Asalto, Cuerpo de Seguridad/ Republican Navy/ Republican Air Force/ Select bibliography/ Plate commentaries/ Index

Product details

Published 20 Jan 2015
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 48
ISBN 9781782007852
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 40 b/w; 8 col
Dimensions 248 x 184 mm
Series Men-at-Arms
Short code MAA 498
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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Stephen Walsh

Stephen Walsh studied art at the North East Wales…


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