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The Republican Army in the Spanish Civil War, 1936-1939,9781107028739
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The Republican Army in the Spanish Civil War, 1936-1939

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ISBN13:

9781107028739

ISBN10:
1107028736
Format:
Hardcover
Pub. Date:
6/30/2013
Publisher(s):
Cambridge Univ Pr

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Summary

This is a long-awaited translation of a definitive account of the Republican Army in the Spanish Civil War. Michael Alpert examines the origins, formation and performance of the Republican Army and sets the Spanish Civil War in its broader military context. He explores the conflicts between communists and Spanish anarchists about how the war should be fought, as well as the experience of individual conscripts, problems of food, clothing and arms, and the role of women in the new army. The book contains extensive discussion of international aspects, particularly the role of the International Brigades and of the Soviet Russian advisers. Finally, it discusses the final uprising of professional Republican officers against the Government and the almost unconditional surrender to Franco. Professor Alpert also provides detailed statistics for the military forces available to Franco and to the Republic and biographies of the key figures on both sides.

Table of Contents

Abbreviations
Archival sources
Note on names
Note of army branches and ranks
Prologue
Maps
The Spanish Army in 1936
Military and paramilitary forces in Spain on 18 July 1936
The militia months: July-December 1936
Militarisation
Professional officers in the popular army
A new officer corps
The experience of individuals
The political commissars
The Communists and the popular army
International aspects
Reorganisation
The Casado uprising
Conclusions
Appendices
Bibliography
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