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Shandelyn Rios
Shandelyn Rios • 2 years ago

Juana Galán - June 6,1808, battle in Valdepeñas vs. Napoleon's troops, there was a lack of sufficient men to defend the village. She encouraged women to go out and fight. Other women poured hot water through windows and boiling hot oil on the road, while she was armed with a baton. She took to the street to fight against the French cavalry. Through this battle, the French army abandoned the province of La Mancha and was delayed at the Battle of Bailén, which ended in victory for the Spaniards.

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Juana Galán was known for  beating Napoleon’s troops out of her village during the Battle of Valdepeñas in June, 1808. There weren’t enough men to defend the village from invading French. Juana, 21, immediately rallied all of the women in the village. When the French troops marched in, the women dumped boiling oil on top of them. Juana stood in the street with a large club and beat seven shades of shit out of any French soldier that crossed her path. The French never returned.

Juana Galán was known for beating Napoleon’s troops out of her village during the Battle of Valdepeñas in June, 1808. There weren’t enough men to defend the village from invading French. Juana, 21, immediately rallied all of the women in the village. When the French troops marched in, the women dumped boiling oil on top of them. Juana stood in the street with a large club and beat seven shades of shit out of any French soldier that crossed her path. The French never returned.

Napoleon reviewing his troops after the Battle of Marengo, by Gros.

"Battle of Friedland, 1807" by Ernest Meissonier. Napoleon with his general staff salutes the French 12th Cuirassier regiment who charge by during the battle of Friedland in 1807.

The Battle of Waterloo: 1815

Battle of Waterloo, undated, by Ernest Crofts

The Emperor Napoleon addresses his Guard during the Battle of Waterloo June 18, 1815.

Napoleon at the Battle of Lodi-Keith Rocco

Napoleon at the main battle during his 100 Day Campaign, Waterloo.

Battle of Waterloo was a massive battle fought June 1815 between the French under Napoleon and an allied force of Germans, English under Blucher and Wellington. 250,000 men fought, the largest battle until WW1 100 years later. The carnage would not be matched until Gettysburg 50 years later - 50,000 died horribly. The dead were piled high for months. Screams from the wounded were heard for weeks til they finally died of hunger or wounds. It was a victory for Wellington: Napoleon was finished.

Evening of Waterloo by Ernest Crofts. The French army is in a route, and Napoleon is urged to leave the Battle Field, while the Old Guards protect his carriage.