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  • The Muslims in Spain threatened French Territories for many years
  • In 732 Abd er Rahman, the governor of Spain, marched over the Pyrenees mountains, possibly to end the dissatisfaction on his northern border, but more likely to “rob” the Frankish Territories.
  • Charles positioned his army at a place where he expected the Muslims to pass by, armed with swords and spears.
  • The Muslims retreated during the night
  • The Arab army retreated back over the Pyrenees. Charles lead the Muslims to an area between Arles and Avignon. He would continue by defeating the Muslims one more time in a battle near the River Berre.
  • Frankish Bread Bakers served them as they devoured the enemy’s symbol. Even today, French Croissants are devoured by the Frankish, due to their victory.
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