November 30, 1808 Polish 3 Squadron of Imperial Guardsmen conducted a triumphant charge at the Battle of Somosierra. In 1808, Napoleon's army gained another foothold in the Iberian Peninsula. The maid was on her way to Madrid. On November 30, the French emperor decided to attack. French soldiers were on the battlefield, but they had to retreat immediately under fire and rifle fire. Emperor, in order to enable the infantry approach to the first Spanish positions, issued instructions to the attackers to attack only the first battery. Meanwhile, the Poles moved with impetus for all the actions set by the Spaniards along the Samosierra Pass. The place was difficult to get because it was primarily a terrain configuration. It was a wide and very rocky valley surrounded by quite high hills, through which in 1808 a single rocky road, impossible to ride on horseback at a rapid pace. On this road the Spaniards set up their four batteries. They defended the approach to Madrid. Spaniards were about three thousand. The Polish defenders led to the attack of Col. Jan Leon Kozietulski. Kozietulski ordered the squadron to take the scabbard and shout, "Long live the emperor! He went straight up the hill in the march column with four. The brave charge of the Polish cavalry lasted only eight minutes. Victory. One of the few who reached the fourth and last enemy battery at the very top of the pass was lieutenant Andrzej Niegolewski. During the attack he suffered 9 wounds from bayonets and two from enemy bullets. For this brave feat he received from the Napoleon Legion of Honor. In the battle of Samosierra, about 200 cavalry of the 3rd Guard Squadron of Imperial Guards participated. Eighteen were injured, 33 were seriously wounded. We do not know anything about the losses of the Spaniards. We took about 3 thousand. Prisoners, five banners, 16 guns. The emperor suffered a crushing victory. The charge of Polish cruisers has gone down in history and has become a legend.