Skip to comments.Today is Charles Martel Day
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.
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.
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.
illustrious ancestor bump
Happy Birthday. I guess.
On November 6th, let’s take our fight against the barbarian savage Muslim of Islam - Baraq Hussein mohammed 0bama!
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.
Since the Julian calendar was in use at the time, the anniversary is actually November 1.
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.
st. crispin’s day. henry V “we fewn, we happy few, we band of brothers...”
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.
Ahhhh....My great, great, great, great.....etc.....grandfather.
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.
Greetings, Distant Cousin(s)
I have him on both sides of the family tree.
Not sure whether to be proud or to cringe. LOL
Let’s not forget the Khazars either.
I thought he was dead?
Boy howdy .. that one was perty big !
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