A Basic Manual of Military Small Arms by W. H. B. Smith

By W. H. B. Smith

;A easy handbook of army Small palms КНИГИ ;ВОЕННАЯ ИСТОРИЯ Название: A easy handbook of army Small fingers Автор: W.H.B.Smith Издательство:Military carrier Publishing Год: 1943 Язык: english Страниц: 218 Формат: pdf Размер: 60,65(+3%)mbОсновные руководства по армейскому стрелковому оружию, американскому, британскому, русскому, германскому, итальянскому, японскому и других стран. Скачатьifolderзеркало zero

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Bombardment began on July 10. It lasted three days and caused little damage to civilian buildings, but knocked out the Spanish artillery. S. forces on July 17. S. landing in Puerto Rico—another Spanish colony from which the United States wanted to oust Spain. There had been no uprising there prior to the Americans’ arrival as there had been in Cuba, so the invasion went much more smoothly. The troops met little resistance from Spanish troops and much applause from Puerto Ricans, who regarded them as liberators.

Troops. It was the beginning of a clash of cultures between supposed allies. Before the war, Americans had an idea of Cubans as brave freedom fighters. But once they landed in Cuba, they began to mistrust the Cubans they met, many of whom were of African ancestry and were dressed in rags. In turn, Cubans’ desire for American help in their war against Spain became mixed with suspicion that the United States wanted to control Cuban affairs. General Shafter’s main force of 15,000 Americans marched closer toward San Juan, as did 4,000 Cubans AMERICA INTERVENES 51 A group of soldiers in the Spanish-American War stand ready to defend their camp with bayonets at the ready.

Prominent members of the community met with a proSpain cigar factory owner and told him they needed the AMERICA INTERVENES 43 This photo shows a number of troops waiting to set sail from Tampa, Florida to Cuba to start fighting the SpanishAmerican War. protection of city officials. ” There was another Spanish-speaking community in the United States, nearly 2,000 miles (3,220 km) away, for whom the war posed a different problem. THE SPANISH-AMERICAN WAR 44 H I S PA N I C N E W M E X I C A N S S U S P E C T E D O F S PA N I S H S Y M PAT H I E S The Southwest of the United States had been colonized by Spain beginning in 1598, when Juan de Oñate crossed the Rio Grande into what is now New Mexico.

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