The Guillotine was introduced during the French revolution. It was soon nicknamed "La Veuve" (the widow) and has often been resembled with female features - the "lunette" that holds the head in place is easily associated with the female sex organ - fatal when this hot-tempered fury has her "red days". Basically the Guillotine offers a secure and precise beheading. The device is very reliable, executions are rarely botched and little blood is spilled - comparable to only two glasses of red wine. As the head falls her face turns pale, with her eyes half closed and her slightly open mouth exposing a blood-red tongue. Towards the end of the 19'th century the French gradually became reluctant to send "their" females to the Guillotine. In the early 20'th century the Germans took over the method, and especially the Nazi-regime used the Guillotine frequently, even on young females.