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Author Alvarez, José E., 1955-

Title The betrothed of death : the Spanish Foreign Legion during the Rif Rebellion, 1920-1927 / José E. Álvarez.

Published Westport, Conn. ; London : Greenwood Press, 2001.

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 UniM Bail  946.074 ALVA    AVAILABLE
Physical description 282 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm.
Series Contributions in comparative colonial studies, 0163-3813 ; no. 40
Contributions in comparative colonial studies. 0163-3813 ; no. 40.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [257]-265) and index.
Contents 1. Introduction -- 2. Creation of the Legion, 1919-1920 -- 3. First Operations of the Legion, 1921 -- 4. Legion Operations, 1922-1923 -- 5. Xauen, 1924 -- 6. Alhucemas Bay Landings and Abd-el-Krim's Defeat -- 7. Finale: Ajdir, Targuist, and Peace, 1926-1927 -- 8. Conclusion and Epilogue -- App. A. Organization of the Legion -- App. B. Table of Battle Casualties -- App. C. Legion's Creed -- App. D. Songs of the Legion -- App. E. A Brief Biography of Jose Millan Astray y Terreros -- App. F. A Brief Biography of Francisco Franco Bahamonde -- App. G. Chart of Enlistment Bonuses -- App. H. List of All Forces at Alhucemas Bay, September 1925.
Summary Tells the story of the creation, organization, and characters who established the Spanish Foreign Legion, a special unit of shock troops designed to spearhead Spain's army in Africa in 1920.
Subject Spain. Ejército. Legión -- History.
Rif Revolt, 1921-1926.
Spain -- History, Military -- 20th century.
Spain -- Foreign relations -- Morocco.
Morocco -- Foreign relations -- Spain.
ISBN 0313306974 (alk. paper)