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By William F. Sater Ph.D. MA AB

ISBN-10: 080322799X

ISBN-13: 9780803227996

The 12 months 1879 marked the start of 1 of the longest, bloodiest conflicts of nineteenth-century Latin the US. The battle 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 smooth weapons—breech-loading rifles, Gatling weapons, and steel-barreled artillery—clashed in battles that left millions of guys lifeless at the battlefields. finally, the opponents remodeled their respective army institutions, growing a lot wanted, civilian-supported offer, transportation, and clinical devices. Chile finally prevailed. Bolivia misplaced its seacoast besides invaluable nitrate and copper deposits to Chile, and Peru was once compelled 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 battle in an important overseas context, but in addition explains why this devastating clash ended in a Chilean victory.

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