The “moral” effects of the 1898 Spanish-American War and its impact on the 1909 Melilla Campaign

30 April, 2014 • 4) Contemporary – C. XIX, XX, XXI, History 1556

Daniel Macias Fernández, University of Cantabria

The memories of an unjust peace with the US and the feeling that the Spanish Army lost her honor with the loss of Cuba, Puerto Rico and the Philippines helped to create a military culture, which revealed all its potential during the next war in the Spanish Protectorate of Morocco. This article explores this relationship and tries to explain the cultural origins of the Spanish warfare in the Riff campaign.


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