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Today is Charles Martel Day
Infidel Bloggers Alliance ^ | October 25, 2011 | Pastorius

Posted on 10/25/2012 12:33:01 PM PDT by CharlesMartelsGhost

October 25, 732, Charles Martel beat back an invading Muslim army at the Battle of Tours, also known as the Battle of Poitiers.

A Muslim army, in a crusading search for land and the end of Christianity, after the conquest of Syria, Egypt, and North Africa, began to invade Western Europe under the leadership of Abd-er Rahman, governor of Spain. Abd-er Rahman led an infantry of 60,000 to 400,000 soldiers across the Western Pyrenees and toward the Loire River, but they were met just outside the city of Tours by Charles Martel, known as the Hammer, and the Frankish Army.

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The French army displayed great ardency in withstanding the ferocious attack. It was one of the rare times in the Middle Ages when infantry held its ground against a mounted attack. 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. In either case, the battle ended when the French captured and killed Abd-er Rahman. The Moslem army withdrew peacefully overnight and even though Martel expected a surprise retaliation, there was none. For the Moslems, the death of their leader caused a sharp setback and they had no choice but to retreat back across the Pyrenees, never to return again.


TOPICS: History; Military/Veterans; Religion
KEYWORDS: esmit; godsgravesglyphs

Let us remember Charles The Hammer Martels' fight against the barbarian savage Muslims of Islam, because it is not over. We are at war with the barbaric muslim savage today, despite what the multi-culti kool aid drinking elitists think, say or try to force on us.

Western civilization and culture is superior to the barbarian disease espoused by Islam and muslims.

1 posted on 10/25/2012 12:33:03 PM PDT by CharlesMartelsGhost
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To: CharlesMartelsGhost

illustrious ancestor bump


2 posted on 10/25/2012 12:37:13 PM PDT by NonValueAdded ("Why not eliminate the middle man and have whoever feeds Obama his lines debate Romney directly?")
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To: Charles Martel

Happy Birthday. I guess.


3 posted on 10/25/2012 12:37:14 PM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts ("The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of the fool to the left." Ecclesiastes 1)
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To: CharlesMartelsGhost

On November 6th, let’s take our fight against the barbarian savage Muslim of Islam - Baraq Hussein mohammed 0bama!


4 posted on 10/25/2012 12:37:56 PM PDT by The Sons of Liberty ( For AMERICA's sake: Vote for the Mormon, NOT the muslim; The Capitalist, NOT the Communist! FUBO!)
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To: CharlesMartelsGhost
How could the Battle of Tours be any more epic?

THIS IS HOW!!!!

5 posted on 10/25/2012 12:41:22 PM PDT by KC_Lion ( Wherever I find myself standing, I forever stand with Israel.)
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To: CharlesMartelsGhost

As near as I can tell, I am a descendant of Charles Martel. The info came in a Saturday Evening Post article back in the 1950s.


6 posted on 10/25/2012 12:42:40 PM PDT by yarddog
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To: CharlesMartelsGhost

Since the Julian calendar was in use at the time, the anniversary is actually November 1.


7 posted on 10/25/2012 12:55:44 PM PDT by Fiji Hill (Deo Vindice!)
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To: CharlesMartelsGhost

Today is also the anniversary of another turning point in Western civilization—the US invasion of Grenada, which, arguably, turned the tide of the Cold War.


8 posted on 10/25/2012 12:57:52 PM PDT by Fiji Hill (Deo Vindice!)
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To: Fiji Hill

st. crispin’s day. henry V “we fewn, we happy few, we band of brothers...”


9 posted on 10/25/2012 1:01:30 PM PDT by bravo whiskey (if the little things really annoy you, maybe it's because the big things are going well.)
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To: CharlesMartelsGhost

In all seriousness, a well-remembered day. I wonder if there is any similar remembrance for Jan III Sobieski, victorious commander at the Battle of Vienna, centuries after Martel.

10 posted on 10/25/2012 1:01:30 PM PDT by pogo101
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To: CharlesMartelsGhost

Ahhhh....My great, great, great, great.....etc.....grandfather.

Thank you.


11 posted on 10/25/2012 1:08:27 PM PDT by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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To: CharlesMartelsGhost

A fine day to celebrate by doing whatever the wife says to do, play with the dog and enjoy a glass of wine while eating a ham sandwich.


12 posted on 10/25/2012 1:09:09 PM PDT by fso301
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To: GatĂșn(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)

Greetings, Distant Cousin(s)

I have him on both sides of the family tree.

Not sure whether to be proud or to cringe. LOL


13 posted on 10/25/2012 1:21:39 PM PDT by LadyBuck (In the immortal words of Jean Paul Sartre, 'Au revoir, gopher')
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To: CharlesMartelsGhost
It's also St. Crispin's Day when King Henry V whipped the French....out numbered 5 to 1...at Agincourt in 1415. Welsh bowmen won the day.


14 posted on 10/25/2012 1:29:16 PM PDT by AnalogReigns (because the real world is not digital...)
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To: pogo101

Let’s not forget the Khazars either.

http://www.khazaria.com/khazar-history.html


15 posted on 10/25/2012 1:37:46 PM PDT by meatloaf (Support Senate S 1863 & House Bill 1380 to eliminate oil slavery.)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts
Time to pose for my anniversay photo again? Okay - here goes:

"Fromage!"


16 posted on 10/25/2012 1:39:50 PM PDT by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: CharlesMartelsGhost
Also Agincourt ( 25 October 1415 ) showing the Welsh archers on the left...and the French knights in confusion on the right:


17 posted on 10/25/2012 1:39:50 PM PDT by AnalogReigns (because the real world is not digital...)
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To: Charles Martel

I thought he was dead?


18 posted on 10/25/2012 1:43:02 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: CharlesMartelsGhost

             

19 posted on 10/25/2012 1:44:58 PM PDT by tomkat
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To: AnalogReigns

Boy howdy .. that one was perty big !


20 posted on 10/25/2012 1:46:31 PM PDT by tomkat
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To: CharlesMartelsGhost

Thanks for posting this.

May the spirit of those brave Christians infuse us and help us to defeat the savages.


21 posted on 10/25/2012 1:48:54 PM PDT by Bigg Red (Pray for our republic.)
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To: AnalogReigns

I see they’re doing some “Texas Heart Shots” on the horses. LOL.


22 posted on 10/25/2012 1:50:42 PM PDT by Rinnwald
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To: LadyBuck

“Greetings, Distant Cousin(s)
I have him on both sides of the family tree.
Not sure whether to be proud or to cringe. LOL”

Hey, cousin,

I was just about to send you greetings too.

The Hammer and we are related only on one side of the family. My family goes down through Pepin the Short and Charlemagne.

Don’t cringe. I am extremely proud to be descendent of such a wonder fearless, noble, intelligent warrior who to this day is known worldwide.

We did it. Our grandfather cleaned out Europe.

My love to you, cousin.


23 posted on 10/25/2012 1:53:10 PM PDT by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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To: CharlesMartelsGhost

FYI - Charles Martel’s hammer was almost certainly not a 12oz one!

As for being a descendant of Charles Martel, the most famous linkage is to his even more famous grandson, Charles the Great aka Charlemange. Given a computation of a generation every 30 years, back to 800 is 40 generations or 2^40 which basically translates to if you have a single ancestry linkage to western Europe and you can get a noticeable sunburn, say hi to g-g-g-g-g-g-g-...grandpappy.


24 posted on 10/25/2012 2:53:38 PM PDT by SES1066 (Government is NOT the reason for my existence!)
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To: CharlesMartelsGhost
The original HAMMER! He slaughter the bastards and saved Europe from being completely overrun by Islamists pigs.
25 posted on 10/25/2012 3:01:36 PM PDT by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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To: yarddog

My step-daughter did some genealogy research and found out one my ancestors came over with William the Conqueror in 1066. I expect to leave for Britain in a few days and claim half the country.


26 posted on 10/25/2012 3:03:06 PM PDT by driftless2
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To: driftless2

Good job! Tell your Step-daughter she gets an “attagirl”


27 posted on 10/25/2012 3:10:19 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: driftless2

Dont forget to apply for your Social Security before you leave !!
No bother ,... it’s in the mail now !


28 posted on 10/25/2012 3:14:41 PM PDT by Tilted Irish Kilt (Islam is a political organization which hides behind religious intolerance for others)
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To: AnalogReigns

I am not sure there are enough Welsh long-bow archers right now ,
but we can use all the help that they can spare !


29 posted on 10/25/2012 3:17:50 PM PDT by Tilted Irish Kilt (Islam is a political organization which hides behind religious intolerance for others)
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To: GatĂșn(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)

So does mine. Wonder how far down the line it is the same.

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Thanks to other lines of the family that did the work and posted online, I know more about my dad’s side than my mom’s.


30 posted on 10/25/2012 3:24:09 PM PDT by CARDINALRULES (Tough times never last -Tough people do. DK57 -- 6-22-02)
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To: combat_boots

I’m going to give her a castle in Scotland. And my Jimmy hat.


31 posted on 10/25/2012 3:41:32 PM PDT by driftless2
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To: CharlesMartelsGhost

A toast to the great Charles Martel! We could sure use him today.


32 posted on 10/25/2012 3:50:52 PM PDT by Cap'n Crunch (Rush Limbaugh, the Winston Churchill of our time)
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To: Charles Martel
Hey, if you're buying, I'll have a bit of the Martell Cordon Bleu for a toast!
33 posted on 10/25/2012 4:27:05 PM PDT by kitchen (Due to the increased price of ammo, do not expect a warning shot.)
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To: Cap'n Crunch

Martel watches over us as we rid our land of a certain Muslim usurper.


34 posted on 10/25/2012 4:42:26 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: kitchen

Oh, that’s good stuff. In fact, I have a bottle of it tucked away. I may have good reason to uncork it in early November.


35 posted on 10/25/2012 5:11:10 PM PDT by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: GatĂșn(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer); LadyBuck
I hope you have very good records because there were several genealogical breaks in the line of the French kings.

The big one was the break between Louis V and Hugh Capet which marked the break between the Carolingian and Capetian Dynasties.

There were also breaks between Charles III and Robert and between Rudolf and Louis IV.

Hugh Capet is as far as I have been able to take any of my family's French lines. My connection in is through Catherine, the daughter of Charles VI who married Henry V after Agincourt. I am descended through her second marriage to Owen Tudor. It is likely I had family on both sides of that battle.

Garde la Foi, mes amis! Nous nous sommes les sauveurs de la République! Maintenant et Toujours!
(Keep the Faith, my friends! We are the saviors of the Republic! Now and Forever!)

LonePalm, le Républicain du verre cassé (The Broken Glass Republican)

36 posted on 10/25/2012 7:49:09 PM PDT by LonePalm (Commander and Chef)
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To: Fiji Hill
Since the Julian calendar was in use at the time, the anniversary is actually November 1.

I disagree. This is a case where we remember the date, not the translated version of the date. For example, Julius Caesar was assassinated on the Ides of March, (March 15) which was also the 15th day into the Roman Spring. Julius recalibrated the calendar so that spring occurred on March 1. Due to calendar drift, we see spring now as March 21, but we don't remember the Ides as a date 15 days past March 21, we remember it as March 15.

37 posted on 10/25/2012 7:59:59 PM PDT by MrsEmmaPeel (a government big enough to give you everything you want, is big enough to take everything you have)
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To: SES1066

Charlemagne had 18 children. I read somewhere that half the population of western Europe is descended from him.


38 posted on 10/26/2012 9:07:24 AM PDT by ops33 (Senior Master Sergeant, USAF (Retired))
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To: CharlesMartelsGhost; Cincinna; Fred Nerks

 GGG managers are SunkenCiv, StayAt HomeMother & Ernest_at_the_Beach
Thanks CharlesMartelsGhost. From yesterday, October 25.

Just adding to the catalog, not sending a general distribution.

To all -- please ping me to other topics which are appropriate for the GGG list.


39 posted on 10/26/2012 3:05:12 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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