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

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Cambridge University Press, Feb 28, 2013 - History - 374 pages
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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.
 

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Contents

The Spanish Army in 1936
1
Military and paramilitary forces in Spain
17
JulyDecember 1936
29
Militarisation
59
Professional officers in the Republican Army
85
A new officer corps
118
The experience ofindividuals
158
The political commissars
174
Spain in the summer of 1938 adapted from
256
Reorganisation
258
The Casado uprising
275
Conclusions
303
Unit establishments of the Republican Army
315
Generals of the Spanish Army
319
Bibliography
353
Index
367

The communists the anarchists and
202
International aspects
219

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Michael Alpert is Emeritus Professor of the History of Spain at the University of Westminster.

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