Today I have arrived a little bit later to class, but when I've arrived it hasn’t started yet.
Then paqui has putted a youtube video called “El sitio de Zaragoza”.
“El sitio de Zaragoza”is a descriptive fantasy based on military events composed by Cristóbal Oudrid approximately in 1848. This piece was originally created to accompany the theatrical piece: “El Sitio de Zaragoza” in 1808 By Juan Lombía.
Here you have the video from Youtube:
After this,Paqui has said like joking to Miguel that his brother can do this
-Paqui has showed a scheme in a slide about the Peninsular War and its main stages.It contained:
The Peninsular War:
· 1808:First Months:
· End of 1808-1812:
-Almost total French control of the country.
-Only resistants: Guerrilla
· April 1812-1813:
-Retreat of French Troops for the Russian campaign.
-Hispano-british offensive from Portugal.
The French Armie or “Grand Armée” directed by Napoleón was usually used to fight in plain areas so they were extremely surprised defeated in the mountains of the Hispanic Peninsula.
Guerrilla - It was a war tactic invented in Spain during Peninsular War as those who resisted the French were military inferior, they took advantage of their knowledge of the country and the support of the local population to attack the French by surprise, steal their supplies and stress them constantly.
-The French soldiers didn’t know when or where the Guerrilla Fighters would attack them, and they couldn´t sleep because of this, there was a lot of stress between the French soldiers.
Some importants Guerrilla Fighters were:
|Francisco Espoz Y Mina|
|Juan Martín Díaz "El Empecinado"|
Source: Google Images.
-Finally the French Troops and the Hispano-British army, commanded by Wellington retired to the Border and later Napoleon conquist some importants cities of the Peninsula.
-Paqui has showed us what Guerrilla Fighters did reciprocally to the French Soldiers, with the Goya’s Series of Etchings Disasters of War. Here you have some examples:
|"Tanto y más"|
|"Enterrar y callar"|
Click on the images to watch it bigger.
After this, some people like Fernando G. and Laura B. read the exercise 17 on the activities.
Finally, Paqui has given us a scheme to complete about the Political events during the Peninsular War:
· Official Government:
-Support he had
-Extension of his reforms
· Rebels’ organization (against the French)
-Provincial Boards (created spontaneously)
-Supreme central board.
-Regency and Cortes of Cádiz: Constitution 1812 (Content)
Words Paqui has written on the blackboard:
Let see- A ver.
To siege- Sitiar.
Siege- Sitio militar.
To harass- Acosar.
See you in class!
Yours faithfully: Javier Morales