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The Spanish-American War and Philippine Insurrection: 1898-1902 [NOOK Book]

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This book details the uniforms and weapons of the American, Spanish, Cuban and Filipino forces involved in the United States Army's first overseas war. In 1898 the USA took the decision to intervene in the Cuban war of independence against Spain, and to expel the last vestige of European colonial rule from the Americas. This also led to the US acquiring rule over the Philippine Islands; and there, US troops were sent into the jungle to fight a 'colonial' war of their own, against Filipino insurgents unwilling to ...

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The Spanish-American War and Philippine Insurrection: 1898-1902

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Overview

This book details the uniforms and weapons of the American, Spanish, Cuban and Filipino forces involved in the United States Army's first overseas war. In 1898 the USA took the decision to intervene in the Cuban war of independence against Spain, and to expel the last vestige of European colonial rule from the Americas. This also led to the US acquiring rule over the Philippine Islands; and there, US troops were sent into the jungle to fight a 'colonial' war of their own, against Filipino insurgents unwilling to exchange one master for another. The text is illustrated with rare early photographs and color plates.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781780963532
  • Publisher: Osprey Publishing, Limited
  • Publication date: 1/24/2012
  • Series: Men-at-Arms , #437
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 437
  • Sales rank: 597,724
  • File size: 6 MB

Meet the Author

Alejandro de Quesada is a Florida-based military history writer, an experienced researcher and collector of militaria, photos and documents and runs an archive and historical consulting for museums as well as for films as a secondary business with a strong Military History content. He has written over 100 articles and over 25 books, including several for Osprey, and is a leading authority on Latin-American subjects. 

Author of the following Osprey titles to date: The Spanish-American War and Philippine InsurrectionThe US Home Front 1941-45Roosevelt's Rough Riders; The Bay of Pigs; The Mexican RevolutionThe United States Coast Guard during World War TwoSpanish Colonial Fortifications in North America.


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Table of Contents


The "Splendid Little War"     3
The road to war: the struggle for Cuban independence, 1868-1898
United States intervention in Cuba, 1898
The Philippine Insurrection
Chronology     10
United States Forces     11
Order of battle, Santiago region
Uniforms, Army and State troops: blue uniforms - lightweight and khaki uniforms - insignia - headgear - accouterments - weapons
Uniforms, Navy and Marine Corps: naval uniforms and insignia, enlisted men - naval officers - uniforms, US Marines - weapons
Spanish Armed Forces     24
Units present in Santiago region
Uniforms, Army and auxiliary forces: Peninsular uniforms - tropical uniforms, and insignia - accouterments - Cuban volunteers - weapons
The Navy
Cuban and Filipino Insurgents     38
The Cuban Army of Liberation: organization - uniforms and insignia - weapons
Weapons of the Filipino insurgents
Select Bibliography     43
Plate Commentaries     44
Index     48
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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 22, 2013

    This is a waste of money

    I feel cheated theres nothing to the book except descriptions of uniforms no chronology of the war and rough riders

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