The general director of the Civil Guard participates in the presentation of the book "Men of honor"

Its author is the colonel of the Civil Guard Eduardo Martínez Viqueira, doctor in Contemporary History by the Complutense University of Madrid and other six Spanish public universities

The work analyzes the human and professional profile of the founder of the Civil Guard, the Duke of Ahumada, and recounts his role in the creation of the Body

The general director has highlighted the "important revelations" that this book reflects on the origin of the Civil Guard and the success it entailed in "the consolidation of the map of security in Spain"

The General Director of the Civil Guard, Félix Azón, participated this morning in the presentation of the book "Hombres de Honor". The work, written by the colonel of the Civil Guard Eduardo Martínez Viqueira and presented by the historian Emilio de Diego, recounts a human and professional profile of Francisco Javier Girón and Ezpeleta, Duke of Ahumada and founder of the Body. It is a story that narrates the life of the Duke and his role in the creation of the Civil Guard in 1844.

In his presentation, Azón has highlighted the "important revelations" that the work tells about the foundation of the Corps 175 years ago. For the general director, that fact supposed a success in "the consolidation of the map of the security in Spain". "We celebrate that 175 years ago, a first contingent of civil guards was selected and began to receive the necessary training in the old military training centers", recalled Azón.
The director general has revealed that "Men of Honor" narrates the foundational moment from "a deep analysis of the socio-political context of the time", picking up "the different sensitivities" that were observed between the Ministries of War and Government at that time in what to the configuration of that new body is concerned.

Profile of the author

Eduardo Martínez Viqueira is colonel of the Civil Guard, writer and doctor in Contemporary History by the Complutense University of Madrid and other six public universities. He is the author of works such as Recuerdos de Irak (2005), in which he recounts his experiences in that mission; The Conjuration of Siboney (2010), novel about the Civil Guard in Cuba; and Civil Cavalry Guards (2012), which contains oil paintings and sketches by Augusto Ferrer-Dalmau.

175th anniversary of the Civil Guard

This presentation is part of the commemorative events of the 175th anniversary of the creation of the Civil Guard. With these acts, the Civil Guard wants to transmit to the public the values ​​of public service and the constitutional principles for which the Body has worked since the day of its foundation. Encouraging the culture of security in today's society and continuing to protect the free exercise of rights and freedoms from honor are the objective and mission of this Institution, guarantor of citizen security.

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