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The Chaco War 1932–35: South America’s greatest modern conflict (Osprey Men at Arms #474)

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Often over-shadowed by contemporary events in China and Japan, the Chaco War (1932-1935) was a massive territorial war between Bolivia and Paraguay, which cost almost 100,000 lives. It was sparked by Bolivia's attempts to capture a stretch of the Paraguay River to gain access to the Atlantic. An old fashioned territorial dispute, the contested area was the Gran Chaco Borea ...more
Paperback, 48 pages
Published November 22nd 2011 by Osprey Publishing (first published January 1st 2011)
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Bodicainking
Apr 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing
As good as any other Osprey book tackling a little known war with a reasonable degree of even-handedness, from my perspective as a wargamer it provides a lot of useful details that could allow the tabletop recreation of many engagements in this war.

However, the most stand-out element of this book is the interesting effect recent military developments, such as aircraft and armoured vehicles, had, been regarded as "super weapons" the local governments - both very poor - brought in piecemeal to try
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