dinsdag 23 februari 2010

José Tomás Rodriguez Boves

José Tomás Rodriguez Boves knew how to harness their resentment of the “white man” and wield the savage Llaneros into an effective fighting force. His initial four thousand horsemen were designated the Legion of Hell (Legión infernal). Carrying a black flag or the pennant of death, the Llaneros loosed upon the enemies of Spain, massacring all they came up against. Using methods taken out of the pages of the Spanish Inquisition, they raised the level of atrocities that forced Simon Bolivar to use similar methods against Spanish forces.

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