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  • In 732 Abd er Rahman marched his army over the Pyrenees possibly to invade Frankish territories.
  • After hearing this, Mayor Charles marched his army of veterans south to stop the Muslim army.
  • Charles positioned his army in a phalanx-like formation where he expected the Muslim army to pass.
  • For 6 days, both sides waited until the other attacked. The fight was commenced on the 7th day by Abd er Rahaman.
  • The death of Abd er Rahaman caused the structure of the Muslim army to collapse.
  • The Franks celebrated their victory by devouring bread in the shape of the Islamic crescent; as a symbol of the invader.
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