U.S. Army Attaches and the Spanish Civil War, 1936-1939: The Gathering of Technical and Tactical Intelligence
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The Spanish Civil War, 1936-1939, was an event of interest to the Military Intelligence Division MID of the War Department. Through the Army attaches stationed in the major embassies in Europe, MID received technical and tactical information concerning weapons used in Spain by the Germans, Soviets, and Italians. Although the information gathered by the attaches was often random and incomplete, they and their sources saw trends in the development and use of modern weapons, especially the airplane, the tank, and antiaircraft and antitank guns. The efforts of the attaches provided MID with information it could analyze, and from which it could draw conclusions about the nature of a future European war. Spanish Civil War, 1936-1939 Military intelligence Attache.
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics