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    DescriptionThe Spanish Civil War, 1936-39, was the curtain-raiser to World War II, and the major international event of the 1930s. It was the first great clash of 20th-century ideologies, between the rebel Nationalist army led by General Franco (right-wing, and aided by Nazi Germany and Fascist Italy), and the Republican army of the government (left-wing, and aided by the Communist Soviet Union and many volunteers from liberal democracies). Three years of widespread campaigns involved the most modern weapons available. The war was fought ruthlessly by both sides, and when the Nationalists secured victory they installed a dictatorship that lasted until November 1975 - the last such regime in Western Europe. Featuring specially commissioned full-color artwork, this first part of a two-part study depicts the fighting men of the Nationalist forces that strove to take control of Spain alongside their German and Italian allies.

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    The Spanish Civil War 1936-39 (1): 1
    Nationalist Forces
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Alejandro De Quesada, Illustrated by Stephen Walsh
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 48
    Width: 182 mm
    Height: 242 mm
    Thickness: 4 mm
    Weight: 160 g
    ISBN 13: 9781782007821
    ISBN 10: 1782007822

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25590
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.4
    BIC E4L: WAR
    BIC subject category V2: HBLW, HBJD
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JJG
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DSE
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    B&T General Subject: 431
    B&T Modifier: Continuations: 02
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 23
    Abridged Dewey: 946
    LC classification: DP
    BISAC V2.8: HIS045000
    B&T Approval Code: A44090000
    DC22: 946
    BISAC V2.8: HIS037070
    B&T Approval Code: A14204050, A15202050
    BIC subject category V2: HBWP, 1DSE, 3JJG
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027050, HIS027000
    DC23: 946.081
    Illustrations note
    Illustrations (black and white, and colour)
    Osprey Publishing
    Imprint name
    Osprey Publishing
    Publication date
    20 May 2014
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    Alejandro de Quesada is a Florida-based military history writer, an experienced researcher, and collector of militaria, photos and documents. He runs an archive and historical consultancy for museums and films as a secondary business. Alejandro has written over 100 articles and over 25 books, including several for Osprey, and is a leading authority on Latin American subjects.
    Review quote
    This book describes well the extraordinary range of troop types and their uniforms, included examples of the complex range of unit cross-postings between formations. There is a helpful, albeit brief, historical overview, then chapters on the Nationalist army (including militias), colonial troops, and foreign volunteers, plus the air force, navy and security forces. The text provides useful information on the state of training and 'combat effectiveness' of the various troops, and plentiful photographs and illustration to assist the modeller/gamer. Company and battalion structures are provided, although the author makes plain that these were often theoretical rather than kept to in the field. The back cover implies that there will be an accompanying volume on the Republican forces: together these will provide a nicely balanced profile of troops, uniforms, styles of fighting, weapons, and so on. (Chris Jarvis, Miniature Wargames, June 2014)
    Table of contents
    Introduction: historical background/ Chronology of main events, 1931-39/ Franco's Nationalist armies: organization, orders of battle; uniforms, weapons, equipment/ Regional troops: Galicia, Andalucia, Navarra, etc./ Troops from Africa: Moroccan, African nomadic, Spanish Foreign Legion/ Security troops: Guardia Civil, Cuerpo de Seguridad/ Spanish Falange and other political militias/ Nationalist Air Force/ Nationalist Navy/ Foreign volunteers: German Legion Condor, Italian Volunteer Corps, Irish Brigade, Portuguese volunteers/ Select bibliography/ Plate commentaries/ Index