Battle Of Tours

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  • Oh no!
  • We are going to attack the French one day!
  • FRENCH AHEAD
  • Border
  • Yeah!
  • Today, my men, we march right into the French territories!
  • Get past this!
  • Let's not attack yet.
  • The powerful Muslim Armies have already threatened the French many times...
  • Victory is ours men!
  • Stay and fight!
  • RUN!
  • But on one fateful day, Abd er Rahman, the governor of Spain and the leader of that army, decided to cross the northern border. Little did he know that was going to be one of the biggest mistakes of his life.
  • HOORAY FOR CHARLES MARTELL!
  • Croissants all around !
  • However, the witty Charles Martel was anticipating such an attack. He trained an army and put them in a tight, defensive formation. When the Muslims arrived, they weren't expecting them to be defending. So, er Rahman didn't attack just yet...
  • Now what are we going to do? We don't have a strong enogh army to defeat them.
  • After six days of waiting, the Muslim Army decided to attack. Not even the heavy Muslim cavalry could completely get through the Frankish defense. Soon, there was a rumor that the Muslims camp was being invaded. The Muslims retreated Abd er Rahman was killed in battle. He was trying to rally his troops to fight back but he failed.
  • Because of the victory at the Battle of Tours, the Frankish people rejoiced and celebrated.
  • Even though the Franks were happy, the Muslims were not. Because of their defeat, they couldn't spread farther to the rest Europe. Also, the Franks had ravaged the Muslim army and left it unorganized and not structured.
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