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 Battle of Tours - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The battle followed twenty years of Umayyad conquests in Europe, beginning with the invasion of the Visigoth Christian Kingdoms of the Iberian peninsula in 711 and progressing into the Frankish territories of Gaul, former provinces of the Roman Empire.
At Bordeaux, and again at the Battle of the River Garonne, the Umayyad cavalry were not taken by surprise, and given a chance to mass for battle, this led to the devastation of Eudes's army, almost all of whom were killed with minimal losses to the Muslims.
The army attempting to relieve Narbonne met him in open battle at the Battle of the River Berre and was destroyed, but Charles failed in his attempt to take Narbonne by siege in 737, when the city was jointly defended by its Muslim Arab and Berber, and its Christian Visigoth citizens.
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 Battle opf Tous: 732
October 10, 732 AD marks the conclusion of the Battle of Tours, arguably one of the most decisive battles in all of history.
The exact length of the battle is undetermined; Arab sources claim that it was a two day battle whereas Christian sources hold that the fighting clamored on for seven days.
Not only did this prove to be an extremely decisive battle for the Christians, but the Battle of Tours is considered the high water mark of the Moslem invasion of Western Europe.
www.thenagain.info /WebChron/islam/Tours.html   (393 words)

 Political Crossfire Forums :: View topic - The Battle of Tours   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Tours was a city in France, and right outside it, one of history's most decisive battles was fought out.
Tours Was only one of many cities in the frankish empire (bigger than france) to suggest they would have folded after that is mad.
Tours is only rembered as it was the high water mark of the alymohad caliphate, if not tours it would have been somewhere else.
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The Battle of Tours was a very significant battle in the spread of Islam and in the existence of Christianity.
The battle at Tours was the turning point battle of the undeclared war between the Muslims and the Christians.
That is why the Battle of Tours is one of the most decisive battles in history, to decide which would prevail Islam or Christianity.
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 WorldNetDaily: Ramadan a time of military favor?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Historians calculate that the Umayyad Caliphate — that met its match at the Battle of Tours — was the mightiest military power on earth in the year 732.
In Ramadhan 732 CE the Islamic army was defeated by the Frankish army led by Charles Martel.
But many of the Muslims were fearful for the safety of the spoil which they had stored in their tents, and a false cry arose in their ranks that some of the enemy were plundering the camp; whereupon several squadrons of the Muslim horsemen rode off to protect their tents.
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 Poke's Fifteen Decisive Battles
THE broad tract of champaign country which intervenes between the cities of Poitiers and Tours is principally composed of a succession of rich pasture lands, which are traversed and fertilized by the Cher, the Creuse, the Vienne, the Claine, the Indre, and other tributaries of the River Loire.
Gibbon devotes several pages of his great work(i) to the narrative of the battle of Tours, and to the consideration of the consequences which probably would have resulted if Abderrahman's enterprise had not been crushed by the Frankish chief.
Hallam has thrown out a doubt whether, in our admiration of his victory at Tours, we do not judge a little too much by the event, and whether there was not rashness in his risking the fate of France on the result of a general battle with the invaders.
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BATTLE OF The Battle went down in history as a "turning point in the World War II" and the most important event of the 20th century.
The story of the Battle of Stalingrad is one of the most controversial and thrilling stories of the world today.
Come and walk the battlefields with us, meet the eyewitnesses of the battle, take the pictures of Stalingrad today, listen to first -hand stories of the veterans, follow the operations you have read about in the books of Zhukov, Beevor, Chuikov and Craig -admire the great city still living with the memories of the battle.
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 Battle of Tours   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
The Battle of Tours (often called the Battle of Poitiers, but not to be confused with the Battle of Poitiers, 1356) was fought on October 25, 732 between forces under the Frankish leader Charles Martel and an Islamic army led by Emir Abd er Rahman.
During the battle, the Franks defeated the Islamic army and Emir Abd er Rahman was killed.
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.
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 Battlefield Tours - Battlefield Tour Schedule & Prices
The longer tours are entitled “Western Front” and encompass various parts of the Front subject to the needs of the group.
On the 3-day battlefield tours we generally concentrate on the area where we are based-for example Ypres for the Salient, Peronne for the Somme and Cambrai for Arras.
We also arrange battlefield tours to suit larger parties of 16+ for groups such as clubs, societies, military associations and units etc., and will be pleased to discuss your requirements and provide a quotation.
www.battlefields.co.uk /schedule.php   (343 words)

 Fort Tours | Wagon Box Battle Monument
As they waited for the battle to begin in earnest, Captain Powell took a position at one end and Lieutenant John Jenness took the other.
The fort tour leads the visitor through the site to building locations, archaeological remains, and interpretive signs pinpointing the surrounding historic landmarks.
Guided tours of these three sites for social groups, schools, or special events may be scheduled through advance reservation.
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 Battle of Poitiers   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Today in class, I stated that Charles Martel’s famous battle against the Muslims was the Battle of Poitiers in 732.
Below, however, are a few references I have on hand which agree that the critical fighting took place somewhere between Poitiers and Tours—i.e., it is the same battle; that it is usually known as the Battle of Poitiers; and that it took place in October 732.
In October, 732, Charles met Abd-er-Rahman outside of Tours and defeated and slew him in a battle (the Battle of Poitiers) which must ever remain one of the great events in the history of the world.” Cited from the Catholic Encyclopedia entry on “Charles Martel”;.
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 Battle of Toulouse (721) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Battle of Toulouse (721) was a victory of a Frankish army led by Duke Odo of Aquitaine over an Umayyad army besieging the city of Toulouse, and led by the governor of Al-Andalus, Al-Samh ibn Malik al-Khawlani.
The slaughter of Christians at the Battle of the River Garonne was evidently horrific; Isidorus Pacensis commented that "solus Deus numerum morientium vel pereuntium recognoscat", 'God alone knows the number of the slain' (Chronicon).
There are historians who believe the Battle of Toulouse halted the muslim conquest of Europe even more than the later—and more celebrated—Battle of Tours (October 10, 732, between Tours and Poitiers).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Battle_of_Toulouse_(721)   (837 words)

 Battle of Poitiers (1356) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Battle of Poitiers was fought between the Kingdom of England and France on September 19, 1356, resulting in the second of the three great English victories of the Hundred Years' War: Crécy, Poitiers, and Agincourt.
A veteran of the battle of Crécy, at which he had fought when he was only sixteen years old, the Black Prince decided on the same tactical scheme employed at that earlier battle.
The Battle of Tours in 732 is sometimes called the "Battle of Poitiers" as well.
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 Failure Magazine-Archives-History-Failure of the Millenniums
Ironically, our pick—Charles Martel’s victory at the Battle of Tours in the year 732 A.D.—is considered by most Westerners to be a great success, and the so-called victory made Martel—a.k.a.
At first glance, the results of the battle seem clear cut, as the Arab defeat marked the turning point in their unsuccessful attempt to conquer the world.
The Battle of Tours was the high water mark of the Arab invasion of Europe.
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 The Battle of Tours Poitiers (732)
Perhaps the interpretation of the Koran would now be taught in the schools of Oxford, and her pupils might demonstrate to a circumcised people the sanctity and truth of the revelation of Muhammad.
The resulting battle between Charles and 'Abd ar-Rahman is described in a large number of Latin and Arabic sources.
The details of this encounter, herein called the Battle of Tours/Poitiers, are contained exclusively in Latin sources, as the Arabic sources are silent on the specific events of the battle.
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 Anglia Battlefield Tours
We have come a long way since we started only five years ago, and are now the market leaders in history based tours for schools, colleges, and organised groups of all ages.
We have tried to include a much more varied set of history-based tours in the hope that if you do not see what you want that you ring and ask us "can you do it?" Almost certainly we can.
As it echoed back from the panels listing some 54,000 men of Britain and her empire who were missing in that sector between 1914 and the summer of 1917 I experienced a sense of shock and grief that has never fully left me.
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 Tours and Museums (Battle of the Bulge)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
A Tour of the Bulge Battlefield by William C. Cavanagh.
Tours Inernational is organizing a "Battle of the Bulge 60th Anniversary Tour" (Dec. 13–18), guided by William C. Cavanagh, author of A Tour of the Bulge Battlefield.
The Battle of the Bulge in Museums from CRIBA.
www.isidore-of-seville.com /bulge/17.html   (485 words)

 The Battle of Tours
As stated, the battle took place near the city of Tours, so called because of its enormous population of wide-eyed foreigners who wonder around aimlessly.
He had already won several battles against the peoples of Holland and Germany while trying to avoid gambling debts and the draft, so he agreed.
Late in the battle, quarterback (general) Abd-er-Rahman was injured (killed) by a thrown axe (which would result in a ten yard penalty) and was carried off the field (in a coffin).
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 © Paranormal Tours - Events - Battle Abbey 08-10-05
These days, a free interactive audio tour re-creates the sounds of the battle, as you stand where the Saxon army watched the Normans advancing towards them.
The battle raged for some hours with neither side gaining an advantage, until its course was decided when the Normans pretended to flee, but then turned back to cut down the Saxons who had broken ranks in pursuit.
Open battle raged until the death of Harold, possibly through an arrow in his eye as depicted in the Bayeux Tapestry.
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This allows a blend of great tour operators with much experience and a tour designed and led by a military history nut of 40 years standing.
Ever since there was a Digger History we have carried unpaid advertising for Battle Tours because I have always thought of them as the best value for money operators.
On the tours I promote it is me, personally, so if you are not pleased with something I am there on the spot, so we can work it out in a friendly manner until you are satisfied.
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 Medieval Sourcebook: Anon Arab Chronicler: The Battle of Poitiers, 732
In 732, under the command of Abd-er- rahman, they were decisively defeated by Charles Martel and the Franks at the Battle of Poitiers [or Tours].
And Abderrahman and other prudent cavaliers saw the disorder of the Moslem troops, who were loaded with spoil; but they did not venture to displease the soldiers by ordering them to abandon everything except their arms and war-horses.
And while Abderrahman strove to check their tumult, and to lead them back to battle, the warriors of the Franks came around him, and he was pierced through with many spears, so that he died.
www.fordham.edu /halsall/source/arab-poitiers732.html   (637 words)

 AlMaghrib Forums - Battle of Tours, 732 CE
The Battle of Tours (often called the Battle of Poitiers, but not to be confused with the Battle of Poitiers, 1356) was fought on October 23, 732 (October 10, old-style calendar) between forces under the Frankish leader Charles Martel and an Islamic army led by Emir Abd er Rahman.
This battle is considered by most historians to be of macrohistorical importance, in that it may have halted the invasion of Europe by Muslims, and preserved Christianity as the controlling faith, during a period in which Islam was overrunning the remains of the old Roman and Persian Empires.
Based upon this narrative, it is obvious that the Battle of Poitiers/Tours was important because the Franks finally checked the Muslim advance into central France and in tandem with the earlier Battle of Toulouse (721 C.E.), demonstrated that the Franks could effectively counter the Muslim armies.
forums.almaghrib.org /showthread.php?goto=lastpost&t=12577   (4343 words)

 Battle of Waterloo - Waterloo Battlefield Tours
If you are interested in the Battle of Waterloo, why not join us for a guided tour to the fields where the Battle of Waterloo was fought.
In this way we can offer a style of battlefield touring, flexibility and small group camaraderie that the big tour companies offering coach trips for 40-50 people cannot.
Waterloo Battlefield Tours Ltd was set up to enable the enthusiasts who formed the company to share with others their knowledge and enthusiasm for the Battle of Waterloo and battlefield touring and to generate and cultivate interest in the greatest battle in the annals of British military history.
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Holts Tours is the leading history and battlefield tour company in the UK.
For more than 30 years we have organised history tours and battlefield study tours covering military and historical events around the world.
Our battlefield tours explore the history, strategy and tactics of the battle as well as the scenery and culture of the country.
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