Introduction: the background & regional rivalries /Chronology /The Paraguayan offensive, 1865-66/ The Allied counter-offensive, 1867-68: development of Allied military superiority, and first serious Paraguayan defeats /The occupation of Paraguay, 1869-70, and the guerrilla resistance /Naval operations: riverine and maritime /The Armies (organization, commanders, tactics, operations and uniforms of): Paraguayan Republic - Brazilian Empire - Argentine Republic - Uruguayan Republic /Conclusion: aftermath and consequences /Bibliography /Colour plate commentaries /Index
The story of the armies that fought South America's longest and bloodiest war.
Gabriele Esposito is an Italian native, and a long-time student of South American wars. He has previously written magazine articles on the War of the Triple Alliance amongst other subjects. Giuseppe Rava was born in Faenza in 1963, and took an interest in all things military from an early age. Entirely self-taught, Giuseppe has established himself as a leading military history artist, and is inspired by the works of the great military artists, such as Detaille, Meissonier, Rochling, Lady Butler, Ottenfeld and Angus McBride.