Andean Tragedy: Fighting the War of the Pacific, 1879-1884 by William F. Sater Ph.D. MA AB PDF

By William F. Sater Ph.D. MA AB

The 12 months 1879 marked the start of 1 of the longest, bloodiest conflicts of nineteenth-century Latin the United States. The warfare of the Pacific pitted Peru and Bolivia opposed to Chile in a fight initiated over a festering border dispute. The clash observed Chile’s and Peru’s armored warships vying for keep watch over of sea lanes and incorporated one of many first examples of using naval torpedoes. On land, huge armies utilizing the main sleek weapons—breech-loading rifles, Gatling weapons, and steel-barreled artillery—clashed in battles that left millions of fellows useless at the battlefields. finally, the combatants remodeled their respective army institutions, growing a lot wanted, civilian-supported provide, transportation, and clinical devices. Chile finally prevailed. Bolivia misplaced its seacoast besides necessary nitrate and copper deposits to Chile, and Peru was once pressured to cede mineral wealthy Tarapaca and the province of Arica to the victor.
Employing the first and secondary resources of the international locations concerned, William F. Sater bargains the definitive research of the conflict's naval and army campaigns. Andean Tragedy not just locations the conflict in an important overseas context, but in addition explains why this devastating clash led to a Chilean victory.

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