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List Of Chaco War Battles

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List of every major Chaco War battle, including photos, images, or maps of the most famous Chaco War battles when available. While it is not a comprehensive list of all skirmishes, conflicts, or battles that took place in the Chaco War, we have tried to include as many military events and actions as possible. All the battles on this Chaco War list are currently listed alphabetically, but if you want to find a specific battle you can search for it by using the "search". Information about these Chaco War battles are included below as well, such as their specific locations and who was involved in the fight.

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Battle of Boquerón

The Battle of Boquerón was a battle fought from September 7 to 29 in 1932 between the Bolivian and Paraguayan armies in and around the stronghold of Boquerón. It was the first major battle of the Chaco War. The outpost of Boquerón, among others, had been occupied by Bolivian troops since late July 1932 following instructions of president Daniel Salamanca leading to the escalation of the border conflict into a full-scale war. The attack of Boquerón was the first move of the first Paraguayan offensive that was aimed to pound the Bolivian Army and capture territory before Bolivia had fully mobilized its army and resources. Paraguayan lieutenant colonel José Félix Estigarribia led the attack. ...more on Wikipedia

Locations: Gran Chaco, Brazil

Part of: Chaco War

Battle of Campo Grande is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List Of Chaco War Battles
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Battle of Campo Grande

The Battle of Campo Grande was a major engagement which took place during the Chaco War, in the southern region of the Chaco Boreal. During this battle, the Paraguayan Army successfully encircled two Bolivian regiments defending two of the three flanks of Fort Alihuatá, forcing them to surrender. ...more on Wikipedia

Locations: Gran Chaco, Brazil

Part of: Chaco War

Battle of Campo Jordán is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List Of Chaco War Battles
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Battle of Campo Jordán

The Battle of Campo Jordán occurred during the Chaco War, with victory going to the Bolivians, who forced the Paraguayans to retreat towards Gondra, on losing Alihuatá and the supply route of the Saavedra-Alihuatá road. ...more on Wikipedia

Locations: Gran Chaco, Brazil

Part of: Chaco War

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Battle of Cañada Strongest

The Battle of Cañada Strongest was a battle fought from May 10–25, 1934, between the Bolivian and Paraguayan armies during the Chaco War. The engagement is considered the greatest victory of the Bolivian army during the war, and actually took place some 60 km southwest of Cañada Strongest, near a dried riverbed called Cañada Esperanza. The battle was a Paraguayan attempt to outflank and eventually conquer Fort Ballivian, a large stronghold that was the keystone of Bolivian defenses along the border with Argentina. Paraguayans begun to open a new trail in the dry subtropical forests of the Chaco but were discovered by Bolivian aerial reconnaissance. The Paraguayans troops, unaware of having ...more on Wikipedia

Locations: Gran Chaco, Brazil

Part of: Chaco War