Armies of the war of the pacific 1879 83 chile peru bolivia men at arms gabriele esposito giuseppe rava on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers the pacific war was the climax of the decades long wars of liberation and is one of the most important conflicts in south american history. The paperback of the armies of the war of the pacific 1879 83 chile peru bolivia by gabriele esposito giuseppe rava at barnes noble armies of the war of the pacific 1879 83 chile peru bolivia by gabriele esposito giuseppe rava iquiquique and antofagasta the chilean army organization uniforms weapons tactics and . The war ended with victory for chile which gained a significant amount of resource rich territory from peru and bolivia chiles army took bolivias nitrate rich coastal region and peru was defeated by chiles navy battles were fought in the pacific ocean the atacama desert perus deserts and mountainous regions in the andes. The war ended in total victory for chile and that countrys military emergence thereafter as the prussia of south america while it cost peru some lucrative provinces and bolivia its outlet to the pacific coast. The war of the pacific ranks right up there with the war of the triple alliance and the chaco war as far as its significance in south american history this war pit chile small but with professional forces against an alliance consisting of peru and bolivia larger in territory and population but with less stable governments
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