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  • In 732 Abd er Rahman, governour of Spain, marched over the Pyrenees, to end the unrest on his northern border, but more likely to plunder the Frankish territories.
  • it cold!!!!!
  • this battle, its exact location remains unknown. Most historians assume that the two armies met each other where the rivers Clain and Vienne join between Tours and Poitiers.
  • HAHA we won
  • Charles put his army were the Muslims would pass, at a defensive position. Possibly his tightly packed infantry, armed with swords, spears and shield formed a phalanx-like formation. According to the Arabian sources they drew up in a large square.
  • For six days the two armies watched each other, with just minor skirmishes. Neither of them wanted to attack. The Franks were well dressed for the cold, and had the terrain advantage. The Arabs had prepared less well for the intense cold.
  • The Arab army went back south over the Pyrenees. Charles, who earned its nickname Martel (hammer) in this battle. He would continue by defeating the Muslims once more in a battle near the River Berre near Narbonne.
  • The victory was celebrated by Frankish bakers who fashioned bread in the form of the Islamic crescent and served it up to celebrating Franks who devoured the symbol of the invader.
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