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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This book offers an extensive overview of the myriad Republican forces during the Spanish Civil War, 1936-39. The conflict was the curtain-raiser to World War II, and the major international event of the 1930s. The study illustrates, textually and visually, how the Republican forces were initially varied in appearance and character. Loyal elements of the Spanish army that rejected the appeal of the rebel generals were supported by a wide range of volunteer regional units and political militias, and by volunteers from many other countries.
These disparate forces were later amalgamated--by force--into the Communist-dominated People's Army. Thereafter their motley array of clothing, weapons and equipment became rather more uniform as the Soviet Union provided support and supplies on a large scale. Featuring specially commissioned full-color artwork, this second part of a two-part study depicts the fighting men of the Republican forces that strove to retain control of Spain alongside thousands of international volunteers.

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 Jan 20 2015
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 48
ISBN 9781782007852
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 40 b/w; 8 col
Dimensions 10 x 7 inches
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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