The test was in the head: the story of a revolutionary sentenced to death who miraculously survived (video)

By SSPDailyMar 24, 2024 19:49 PMPersonal Development
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The story of a revolutionary. Source: tsn.ua

Mexican revolutionary Venceslao Moguel was sentenced to death by firing squad when he was captured, but miraculously survived nine bullets to the body and a shot to the head.

SSPDaily tells about it.

Wenceslao was captured in March 1915 and sentenced to death without trial. He was shot nine times, but he survived. He even received the last shot to the head, which was supposed to guarantee his death, but was not killed.

Moguel, who was permanently disfigured by the botched execution, earned the nickname "El Fusilado," which translates to "the executed" or "the shot."

Reports vary on how he survived the execution. One newspaper of the time reported: "The next day, Moguel was found unconscious among the corpses of his comrades. He was given medical attention and recovered."

Other reports suggest that he managed to escape on his own, crawling into a nearby church where a community member found him and treated his wounds. He is said to have taken Moguel home.

Wenceslao lived a full life before dying at the age of 85.

His shocking survival inspired the band Chumbawamba to create the song El Fusilado: "Put me right up against the nearest wall, line up your bravest soldiers, ten good shots, I can take them all, they call me El Fusilado."

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