The #Pacific War took place in the South America in years 1879 to 1883. Which territory was the conflict zone? #Atacama Desert! In the 19th century, there were no clear borders defined between Peru, Bolivia and Chile in the area of the Atacama desert. This became a problem with the discovery of valuable sodium nitrate deposits in the area.
ALMIRANTE JUAN JOSÈ LATORRE HOMENAJE EN PORTADA DE LA REVISTA LA LIRA CHILENA Admiral Juan Josè Latorre who captured the peruvian ship "Huascar" October 8, 1879 Conmemorating this act of the Chilean Navy he is at the magazine cover 1902, La Lira Chilena-