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  • Before the Battle
  • Before the Battle
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  • During the Battle
  • The Muslims in Spain for some years threatened French territories.  Duke Eudes had banned them from his territory in 721, but they returned in 725. This time Eudes proved unable to halt their advance and they penetrated as far as Burgundy.
  • During the Battle
  • CHARGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  •      Forced to negotiate, Eudes wedded his daughter to Othmar, one of the Islamic emirs. This alliance with the Muslims angered the Frankish Mayor of the Palace Charles, who defeated Eudes in 731. Othmar died in 731, which ended the peace between Eudes and Spain.
  • After the Battle
  • RETREAT!!!
  • Never come back!!
  • Charles positioned his army at a place where he expected the Muslim army to 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.
  • After the Battle
  • I beat you again. HA!
  • Abd er Rahman trusted the numerical superiority of his cavalry, and had them charge repeatedly. This time the faith the Muslims had in their cavalry, armed with their long lances, long swords and spears, which had brought them victory in previous battles, was not justified.
  • The Arab army retreated back south over the Pyrenees. Charles, who earned his nickname Martel (hammer) in this battle, drove the Muslims in the following years from the area between Arles and Avignon.
  • He would continue by defeating the Muslims once more in a battle near the River Berre near Narbonne. 
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