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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.


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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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