Fab. D'Armes F. Delu et Cie, Liege     Pocket Pistol     .25ACP

Souvenier of the Chaco Wars ---  General, and President of Bolivia, Enrique Penaranda del Castillo


Translation: Campaign of Chaco / Souvenir of General E(nrique) Penaranda


Basic Belgian pocket pistol---see Matthews, Vol .II, p 42. Black hardrubber

grips replaced with those from another similar brand of pistol. With small

brass plaque on left side of slide reading: CAMPANA DEL CHACO /

RECUERDO / DEL GRAL. E. PENARANDA. Retaining 95% blue.  $795.


From Wikipedia:

Enrique Peñaranda del Castillo (15 November 1892 – 22 December 1969) was a Bolivian general who served as the 38th president of Bolivia from 1940 until his overthrow in 1943. He previously served as commander-in-chief of the country's armed forces during the second half of the Chaco War (1932–1935).

Once elected in 1940, Peñarada oversaw the return of the traditional conservative policies Bolivia had seen prior to the Chaco War which had previously been almost completely marginalized by the military socialist administrations of David Toro and Germán Busch. Under his administration, Bolivia entered World War II on the Allied side pledging its tin resources for the war effort. While popular abroad, discontent continued amongst the Bolivian populace and in late 1943 he was overthrown in coup d'état which briefly attempted to reassert Toro and Busch-era leftist policies.


Portrait of Peñaranda as President by Zenón Sansuste, Palacio Quemado


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