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Moroccan Cavalry

The Army of Africa played a key part in the Civil War of 1936–39. Along with other units in the Spanish Army, the Army of Africa rose against the Republicans and took the side of the Nacionales. In 1936, General Franco assumed the supreme command over this force. Spanish Morocco fell to the rebels without significant opposition and while the initial intention was to transport the Army of Africa to mainland Spain by sea, the crews of the majority of ships in the Spanish Navy had remained loyal to the Republican government in Madrid. Instead, 1,500 members of the Army of Africa were transported to mainland Spain in Junkers transport planes supplied by Germany, while the Kingdom of Italy provided bombers to provide air cover for merchant ships carrying 3,000 soldiers and equipment from Morocco. This continued until about 8,000 Moroccans and legionaries, with supporting artillery, were gathered at Seville. After landing in Spain, the Army of Africa was split into two columns, making remarkably rapid gains, taking control of key cities like Seville, Granada, and Córdoba, Andalusia. Thanks mostly to these advances, almost all of western Spain was in Francoist Nationalist hands by the end of September 1936 and by early 1937 the Army of Africa's strength had been increased to 60,000 men. The Legion and Regulares spearheaded the Nacionales' operations for the remainder of the war and played a central role in the Nationalist victory.
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Officer / Infantry officer, peaked cap
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