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5.0 out of 5 stars Very good introduction to the subject, 23 Dec 2011
This review is from: The Chaco War 1932-35 (Men-at-arms) (Kindle Edition)
The author, in a limited space, tries to give a reasonable account of the war. The colour plates try to give as broad a picture as possible of the many specialist troop types

The Contents are -
P03: Introduction
.The Gran Chaco - the historical background - the road to war
P06: The Paraguayan Forces
P08: The Bolivian Forces
P10: Military Operations
.First Phase, July 1932-December 1933; Second Phase, January-December 1934; Third Phase, December 1934-June 1935; Ceasefire, truces, and aftermath; Survivors
P23: Weapons
.Infantry and artillery; Armoured vehicles
P36: The Air War
P41: Foreign Involvement
P43: Select bibliography
P44: Plate Commentaries
P48: Index

The Colour Plates -
A: Paraguay, Dress Uniforms. This shows three figures in dark blue uniforms -
General Jose Felix Estigarriba; Captain, Grupo de Artilleria No. 2 "General Roa"; Cadet, Escula Militar.
B: Paraguay, Service & Campaign Uniforms.
#1, Lieutenant-Colonel, Regto de Caballieria 1 "Valois Rivarola"; 2nd lieutenant, Regto de Infanteria 3 "Corrales"; #3, private, Regto de Infanteria 1 "Dos de Mayo"
#1 - khaki uniform and knee-boots; #2 - green-gray uniform with knee-boots; #3, olive green uniform shirt & trousers, barefoot, soft hat, carrying a lot of kit, along with a machine gun and a machete; shown in a trench with other weapons in the background.
C: Paraguay - three figures at a field dressing-station
#1, Surgeon Captain, Medical Corps; #2, Nurse, Paraguayan Red Cross; #3, Captain, Military Aviation Service
#1 is in a green shirt under a surgeon's gown; #2 is in a khaki uniform; #3, on a stretcher, with a grey jacket, and a leather coat draped over his lower body; splinted legs.
D: Paraguayan Navy - 3 figures with a flying boat in the background.
#1, Seaman, ARP Humaita, guard uniform; #2, Lieutenant, Aero-Naval Service, service dress; #3, Ensign, parade uniform.
#1 is in a blue sailor suit; #2 in a white uniform; #3 in a blue uniform.
E: Bolivia, Dress and Service uniforms.
#1, Brigadier-general, General Staff, dress uniform; #2, Trooper, Regto Avaroa 1st de Caballeria, service dress; #3 Major, Medical Corps, service dress.
All three figures are in Germanic grey uniforms; #3 is in a `pikelhaube', other 3 in officer's visored caps.
F: Bolivia, Field & Service Uniforms.
#1, Sergeant, Regto Florida 12th de Infanteria; #2, Major-general Hans Kundt; #3, Second lieutenant, Regto Pisagua 3rd de Artilleria
All 3 figures are in khaki / brown uniforms; #1 & #2 in jacket & trousers, #3 in shirt & trousers; all in visored caps, #2 in knee-boots, #1 & #3 in boots and leggings.
G: Bolivia, Field and Service Uniforms
#1, Sergeant, armoured unit with tank in background - a Vickers E with twin-turret; #2, Cadet, Colegio Militar; #3, Captain, Air Corps
All are in khaki, #1 & #2 in shirt and trousers, #3 in jacket & trousers.
H: representative Rank Insignia. 8 shoulder tabs.

The supporting illustrations include many photographs, many posed for the camera, a few in the field.
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