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Author Alpert, Michael, 1936-

Title The Republican Army in the Spanish Civil War, 1936-1939 / Michael Alpert
Published Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2013
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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 374 pages) : illustrations
Contents Abbreviations -- Archival sources -- Note on names -- Note of army branches and ranks -- Prologue -- Maps -- 1. The Spanish Army in 1936 -- 2. Military and paramilitary forces in Spain on 18 July 1936 -- 3. The militia months: July-December 1936 -- 4. Militarisation -- 5. Professional officers in the popular army -- 6. A new officer corps -- 7. The experience of individuals -- 8. The political commissars -- 9. The Communists and the popular army -- 10. International aspects -- 11. Reorganisation -- 12. The Casado uprising -- Conclusions -- Appendices -- Bibliography
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"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Spain. Ejército Popular de la República.
Spain -- History -- Civil War, 1936-1939.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1107333350
1107336678 (electronic bk.)
1139236830 (electronic bk.)
9781107336674 (electronic bk.)
9781139236836 (electronic bk.)
Other Titles Ejército popular de la República, 1936-1939. English