The War of the Triple Alliance Iconographic and cartographic presentations

Documentary heritage submitted by Brazil and Uruguay and recommended for inclusion in the Memory of the World Register in 2015.

© Brazilian Navy's Historical Heritage and Documentation
Eduardo de Martino, Monitor Alagoas. C. 1866, 22, 40x30, 50cm, watercolor and graphite on paper, BRRJDPHDM ED DE GP (3192).

The War of the Triple Alliance left indelible marks on the history of South America. One of the bloodiest conflicts of the XIX Century as well as one of the longest-lasting in the Americas, it served to redefine national frontiers in the River Plate area. Also to leave its mark on the history of the countries involved: Paraguay, Brazil, Argentina and Uruguay. 

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