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9 The traffic across the Atlantic was not one way. In 1857, two French lieutenant colonels, Juillet and Chamoux, arrived in Santiago to work at the Escuela Militar and to train the army’s Regimiento de Artilleria, as well as the cavalry. 11 In the late 1870s, it would standardize its small arms by acquiring large quantities of the Belgian Comblain II. Chile would go to war in 1879 when, for the second time in less than 40 years, it faced a coalition of Peru and Bolivia. Ultimately Santiago’s armed forces triumphed, but in the process the civilian government realized that the nation’s military needed reforming, particularly with Bolivia and Peru threatening a revanchist war.
I, p. 112, places the figures for 1836 at 2–4000 francs salary plus another 250 francs for uniform purchase and care. Werne, African Wanderings, Vol. I, p. e. loot]. See also Douin, Une mission militaire, p. 66. Not all Europeans obtained officer slots, some technical branches, like the artillery and sappers, hired Spanish and Italian NCOs. In the navy, British gunners, boatswains, and “top captains” were hired for service on frigates and ships of the line. See “Sketches of a Year’s Service in the Egyptian Marine in 1832 and 1833,” United Service Journal (March 1834): 74.
Today, Chile’s army uses German Leopard tanks, Swiss small arms, Italian and South African artillery, and Swiss–Brazilian armored personnel vehicles. Since Chile’s return to democracy in 1990, the country has used more conventional means of obtaining weapons. The Chilean navy Foreigners seemed to exercise a greater influence on the Chilean navy than its army. ”27 Second, the Spanish naval officer corps was so small, particularly after the losses it sustained in the Battle of Trafalgar, that it did not have enough officers or seamen to man its own undersized fleet, let alone command the ships of a rebellious colony.
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