The Chaco War: Bolivia and Paraguay, 1932-1935

Voorkant
Greenwood Publishing Group, 1996 - 254 pagina's

Nearly 100,000 men died during the course of the tragic three-year war between two of the world's poorest nations, Bolivia and Paraguay, in the 1930s. The Chaco War was fought over a worthless stretch of desert scrubland for the pride of political leaders and the ambition of a few military officers. While thousands of illiterate, barefoot, undernourished peasant soldiers fought and died with incredible bravery, their commanders and national leaders fussed and fumed over imagined slights and avoided the peace which was so easily within their reach. The Bolivian military, in particular, performed abysmally. Few wars have been as unnecessary or as costly as the Chaco War.

 

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Laguna Grande
1
The Chaco
5
Bolivia
17
Paraguay
23
Pitiantuta
29
Boqueron
37
Kilometer 7
67
Corrales
87
Campo Via
149
Ballivian
165
Strongest
177
Algodonal
183
El Carmen
195
Casa Staudt
203
Irendague
209
Ibibobo
219

Nanawa
97
Toledo and Fernandez
105
Alihuata
115
Nanawa II
129
Campo Grande
141
Villa Montes
223
Buenos Aires
233
Bibliography
243
Index
249
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BRUCE FARCAU has been an officer in the U.S. Foreign Service for nearly 20 years and has served at posts throughout Latin America and Western Europe.

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