To the Bitter End: Paraguay and the War of the Triple Alliance

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TO THE BITTER END
Paraguay
and the War of the Triple Alliance

Chris Leuchars

Contributions in Military Studies, Number 223


Greenwood Press
Westport, Connecticut • London

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Maps vii
  • 1: The Country at the Heart of the Continent 1
  • 2: The Man Who Would Be King 10
  • 3: The Other Players in the Drama 15
  • 4: Political Relations in the Plate Region 22
  • 5: The Invasion of Brazil 31
  • 6: The Triple Alliance 38
  • 7: The Military Balance 47
  • 8: Conscripts and Volunteers 54
  • 9: The Invasion of Argentina 60
  • 10: The Rio Grande Campaign 71
  • 11: The March to War 85
  • 12: The Invasion of Paraguay 90
  • 13: Conflict in the Esteros 109
  • 14: The Battle of Tuyuty: May 1866 117
  • 15: The Funnel of Death: July 1866 129
  • 16: The Attack on Curupaity 140
  • 17: The Long Pause 155
  • 18: The Fall of Humaitá 169
  • 19: The December Campaign 191
  • 20: Endgame 213
  • Conclusion - Securing the Spoils 233
  • Notes 239
  • Selected Bibliography 245
  • Index 249
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