Las Navas de Tolosa (extraido de Mensaje dedicatoria).
by, 11-08-2010 at 02:50 PM (2445 Views)
The best video in my opinion about the decisive battle in Reconquista VS the Islam. Las Navas de Tolosa.
(In castilian, but quite descriptive of the moments of the battle).
EUROPEAN FORCES (70.000 to 100.000):
Castilians, the soul of the army,50.000.Portuguese, Navarres and Aragonese,20.000French, (with massive retreats, although)30.000.
And the legendary Órdenes Militares (military Orders):
Orden de Santiago. The mythic Leonese order, forged to defend the pilgrims to Santiago, and killing the invaders, honoring the "surname" of his patrón, Santiago Matamoros ("moorkiller").
Orden de Calatrava. These $"%E& slept with their armoors!!! Imagine...)
Orden del Temple. The templars need no introduction
Orden de San Lázaro. The "leprous knights", who accepted any knight from other order infected by leper. No fear for this terrible disease, neither the scimitars.
Orden de San Juan o Malta. Another mythic order of defenders of the pilgrims, these in Tierra Santa.
Commanded by Los 3 reyes (the 3 kings) participating in an active and decisive way in the battle: Alfonso de Castilla, Sancho de Navarra y Pedro de Aragón.
El todo por el todo. "¡Aquí morimos todos!"
ISLAMIC INVADERS SIDE (150.000 to 300.000).
Hordes of moroccan and algerian infantry.
Al-andalus volunteers (many "white" traitors converted to Islam).
The terrible Almohade Chivalry, from everywhere of Islamic territories, from Arabia, to Siria, Iraq and Egipt.
Agzaz chivalry from Turkey.
And the Negro Warriors from Senegal.
Commanded by the coward fanatic An-Nasir, that after the unexpected and brutal defeat of the Islamics, fleed in panic leaving his sacred Korán, captured by the Navarres and added its huge emerald, with the chains of the Negro Warriors, to their new Navarre Flag.
This video Is dedicated to our lost ones.
These HEROES, these ancestors.
Some of us don't forget you, neither who we are.
No os olvidamos.
Honor y Gloria en Vuestra memoria, HÉROES.