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Awake iron! ((Catalan) Desperta Ferro!, Medieval (Catalan) Desperta Ferres!) was a battle cry of the Middle Ages employed by the Almogàvers. It was shouted on entering the fight, to frighten the enemy and invoke the presence of iron in the battle.
Other Almogaver war-cries were Aragó, Aragó!,Via Sus! Via Sus!, Sant Jordi! Sant Jordi!. However, of these Desperta Ferro! has emerged as the most famous, as it was unique to those forces. The cry was given as the Almogavers struck the earth with their lances and darts, causing sparks to fly up from the stones. Wikipedia
An inscription used by Spanish soldiers in the 19th and 20th centuries. The phrase detente bala means “stop, bullet” in Spanish. Patches of cloth with the phrase around a Sacred Heart of Jesus were worn on the chest as a protection.
Dos de Mayo Uprising
plane used to transport Franco from the Canaries to Spanish Morocco in July 1936. to begin the rebellion against the Republic. It was paid for ABC newspaper owner Juan Ignacio Luca de Tena. The plane was piloted by British MI6 intelligence agent, Hugh Pollard.
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