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Osprey Men-at-Arms 232 : The Armies of Bolivar and San Martin

Spanish Americans of the early 19th century were eager to institute self-government and open their ports to foreign commerce. During the years 1810-14 two men of outstanding ability appeared in the front ranks of the Republican cause: Simon Bolivar, the greatest of all South American soldiers, and Josť de San Martin. These two men would achieve the destruction of the southern Spanish American empire as they fought to establish nations shaped and governed 'by Americans, for Americans'. This book details their military campaigns to free South America from the grip of Imperial Spain, including descriptions of their equipment, uniforms, weaponry and enemies, as well as the orders of battle for some of the major engagements. There are eight pages of colour plates as well as numerous black and white illustrations. Text by Terry Hooker with illustrations by Ron Poulter.

    Contents
  • Introduction
  • Chronology
  • Bolivar's First Campaigns
  • The British Legion
  • Bolivar's Campaigns 1817-21
  • Alto Perus and Northern Argentina 1810-21
  • The Army of the Andes
  • The Peruvian Campaign 1820-22
  • Bolivar's Western Campaigns 1821-24
  • Units and Uniforms
  • Orders of Battle
  • The Plates

 

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