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Andean tragedy : fighting the war of the Pacific, 1879-1884

Author: William F Sater
Publisher: Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, ©2007.
Series: Studies in war, society, and the military.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The year 1879 marked the beginning of one of the longest, bloodiest conflicts of nineteenth-century Latin America. The War of the Pacific pitted Peru and Bolivia against Chile in a struggle initiated over a festering border dispute. The conflict saw Chiles and Perus armored warships vying for control of sea lanes and included one of the first examples of the use of naval torpedoes.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Military history
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Sater, William F.
Andean tragedy.
Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, ©2007
(DLC) 2006029929
(OCoLC)71322250
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: William F Sater
ISBN: 9780803207592 080320759X
OCLC Number: 154680042
Language Note: English.
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (442 pages) : plans.
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Introduction --
The prewar maneuvers --
Comparing the armies --
Comparing the navies --
Chipana to Iquique --
Angamos and beyond --
The land war begins --
The Tacna and Arica campaigns --
Investing Lima --
The dirty war --
Conclusion.
Series Title: Studies in war, society, and the military.
Responsibility: William F. Sater.
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