Revolución Libertadora

The 1955 Coup d’état in Argentina

Antonio Luis Sapienza Fracchia

Revolución Libertadora (Liberating Revolution) - is the first military history of the dramatic events of the military coup d'état that toppled the constitutional president of Argentina, Juan Domingo Peron, in 1955, and imposed a military junta that ruled for two years.
Date Published :
August 2022
Publisher :
Helion and Company
Series :
Latin America@War
Illustration :
90 b/w photos, 3 maps, 21 color profiles
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Binding. : Paperback
ISBN : 9781804510322
Pages : 80
Dimensions : 11.75 X 8.25 inches
Stock Status : Not Yet Published. Available for Pre-Order


Revolución Libertadora (the Liberating Revolution) is the name by which the military dictatorship that ruled Argentina – after overthrowing the constitutional president, Juan Domingo Perón on 16 September 1955 – is known.

The text explains the background of the 1955 coup, and examines several conspiracies, failed coups, the bombing of Plaza de Mayo in Buenos Aires, conflict with the Catholic Church and the 1955 coup itself. Revolución Libertadora details all the military units involved and the actions that led to the overthrow of General Perón and his subsequent asylum and exile first in Paraguay and then in Panama.

About The Author

Antonio Luis Sapienza Fracchia was born in Asunción, Paraguay on 14 May 1960. He graduated from the Catholic University of Asunción where he got a B.A. in Clinical Psychology. He also took specialized English courses at Tulane University of New Orleans, Louisiana, USA and San Diego State University in California. He is now a retired English Teacher and Academic Coordinator of the Centro Cultural Paraguayo-Americano (CCPA), a binational institute in Asunción. Married with two children, he resides in the capital. In his function as an aviation historian, Sapienza became a founding member of the Instituto Paraguayo de Historia Aeronáutica “Silvio Pettirossi” and has written more than 500 related articles for the specialised press around the world. Sapienza has received five decorations for his academic merits, and published eleven books, including a number for Helion’s @War series.

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