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We browse a new page of history and we reach one of the most spectacular battles waged by the ruler of Vlach Vlad Tepes.A lso called “The Night Attack” and the most important confrontation between the Romanian Country Lord Vlad Tepes and the Sultan Mehmed II.

Somewhere near Targoviste, on a dark night, the Wallachians entered the Ottoman camp, after the sentries were annihilated.The attack caused great confusion in the Ottoman camp. The Wallachians rang the roars and set fire to the Turkish tents. From the darkness of the night, the fighting cries of the nearly 10,000 hostages led by Vlad Tepes were heard.

Sleepy, the Turks come out of their tents and take their weapons. But he is even more frightened when he discovers with astonishment that those who attacked them seemed to be at first sight of theirs. Vlad Tepes had the brilliant idea of dressing his fighters in Turkish clothes. The fight itself was a real slaughter. The Ottomans ended up killing each other, thus adding new victims to those made by the Wallachians. Tepeş makes his way to the tent of the Sultan, but his luck smiled at Muhammad II, because Vlad Tepeş accidentally entered the tent of a pasha, which he killed.

In the morning, Vald Ţepeş gives the withdrawal order. But the Ottomans, ahead of the Sultan, were waiting for an unpleasant surprise. At the entrance to Târgovişte they would have to come across the famous stinging forest. The Wallachian ruler had not made life easy for the Turks before the attack. The practice of the time was to poison the wells, hide the grain, and steal everything in the way of the invaders. Ţepeş did not dare to send to the Ottoman troops sick of plague, leprosy or tuberculosis, to infect as many enemies as possible.

After the night attack near Targoviste, Muhammad II ordered the general withdrawal of his armed forces over the Danube, so quickly that on July 11, 1462 he was already in Adrianople.

Strategy, fight, stories, history …

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