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Monday, 28 October 2019

The Chaco Air War 1932-35

Anyone who knows me or who has read my blog for some time will already know that I have had an abiding interest in the war between Bolivia and Paraguay for some considerable time. It will therefore be no surprise to read that I bought a copy of THE CHACO AIR WAR 1932-35: THE FIRST MODERN AIR WAR IN LATIN AMERICA when I saw it on sale at SELWG2019.


Besides a Foreword and Introduction, the book contains seven chapter, two appendices, and notes about sources as well as acknowledgements.
  1. Theatre of war
  2. The conflict background
  3. Paraguayan Military Aviation
  4. Paraguayan Navy and Naval Aviation
  5. Bolivian Military Aviation
  6. Chaco air war chronology
  7. Conclusion
  • Recce flights carried out by the Paraguayan Air Arm during the Chaco War
  • Chaco War Air Fleets
The contains numerous contemporary photographs, seven full-colour pages of side views of some of the aircraft used by the Paraguayans and Bolivians, and six full-colour maps.

This is a worthy addition to the small range of books that have been written and published about the Chaco War, and I recommend it to anyone with an interest in that conflict.

THE CHACO AIR WAR 1932-35: THE FIRST MODERN AIR WAR IN LATIN AMERICA was written by Antonio Sapienza and published in 2018 by Helion & Company Limited as No.5 in their LATIN AMERICA@WAR series (ISBN 978 1 911512 96 7).

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