José Félix Estigarribia

President of Paraguay (1888-1940)

Marshal José Félix Estigarribia Insaurralde (February 21, 1888 in Caraguatay – September 7, 1940 in Altos) was a prominent military officer and politician, being Commander in Chief of the Paraguayan Army during the Chaco War and later he would be Constitutional President of Paraguay from August 15, 1939 to February 19, 1940 and de facto President of Paraguay from February 19, 1940 until his death in a plane crash on September 7, 1940.

José Félix Estigarribia


The Epic of the ChacoEdit

The Epic of the Chaco: Marshal Estigarribia’s Memoirs of the Chaco War, 1932-1935

  • This will be the war of thirst and I will drink to victory.
  • I have the impression that the Government, as always, hoping for peace does not desire to necessary make the sacrifice (the purchase of trucks) and consequently we shall waste the new victory obtained as we have partly wasted the previous one (Campo Via).
  • Our breasts are walls when the clarion with its sound summons us to battle to defend the nation. The proceres bequeathed us this sovereign soil, the Paraguayan flag will not fall from our hands, the Chaco is sacred soil, each soldier swears it and the invader suffers it.

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