David Manuel de Matos Martelo
He is Colonel of the Army, in the situation of reserv.
He entered the Military Academy in 1963, graduating in Military Sciences, – Infantry.
Between 1967 and 1972, he served two service commissions in Angola.
As senior officer, he commanded a battalion of the Special Forces Brigade (1988/89) and was 2nd Commander of the Chaves Infantry Regiment.
Between 1990 and 1993, he served on the Allied Southern Allied Forces Command (Verona-Italy) and from 1993 to 1995 was Chief of Staff of the Northern Military Region Command.
He is a graduate of the Infantry Officer Advanced Course, Fort Benning, General Staff Course, and the Military Staff Training Course.
In 1995, at his request, he became a reserve, after which he began his activity as a writer and lecturer, privileging the debate on contemporary defense issues and military history. He is the author of the following works:
History of the Porto Infantry Regiment – 1980
The Portuguese Army at the Frontier of the Future – 1997;
The Griefs of the Empire – 1998;
The Two-Faced Sword – 1999;
1974 Ceasefire in Africa – 2001;
The Siege of Porto – 1832-33 – 2001;
The Avis Dynasty and the construction of the Iberian Union – 2005;
The Hunters – 2007;
Origins of the Great War – 2013.
The Strategic Imprecise of Salazar – Timor (1941) / Angola (1961) – 2015
He also collaborated as an author in the following works (coordinated by Aniceto Afonso and Carlos M. Gomes):
Colonial War – 2000
Portugal and the Great War – 2010
The Years of the Colonial War – 2010
In addition to his activity as an author, he translated the following works into Portuguese (Edições Sílabo):
The Art of War (Nicolau Machiavelli) – 2006
The Prince (Niccolo Machiavelli) – 2007
History of the Peloponnesian War (Thucydides) – 2008
History of Galicia (M. Recuero Astray and B. Barreiro Mallón) – 2008
Compendium of the Art of War (Antoine-Henri Jomini) – 2009
Speeches on the First Decade of Titus Livio (Nicolau Machiavelli) – 2010
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He is a full member of the Scientific Committee of the Portuguese Committee on Military History. Between 2007 and 2012, he was the Portuguese representative on the Bibliographic Committee of the International Commission on Military History.
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