Eliza Lynch and the English in Paraguay, 1853-1875


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History Today
Vol. 4, no. 5 (May 1954), p. 346-353


In the 1860's the Republic of Paraguay, under its dictator, Lopez, and his Irish consort, Eliza Lynch, was engaged in a desperate 7-years war with its neighbours. The memoirs of a small group of British doctors and engineers provide the basis for this account of the struggle