Skip to comments.October 10th, 732 - the clash of Muslim vs Western civilizations at the Battle of Tours
Posted on 10/10/2017 7:22:41 AM PDT by harpygoddess
A victorious line of march had been prolonged above a thousand miles from the rock of Gibraltar to the banks of the Loire. The repetition of an equal space would have carried the Saracens to the confines of Poland and the Highlands of Scotland; the Rhine is not more impassable than the Nile or Euphrates, and the Arabian fleet might have sailed without a naval combat into the mouth of the Thames.
Perhaps the interpretation of the Koran would now be taught in the schools of Oxford, and the pulpit might demonstrate to circumcised people the sanctity and truth of the revelations of Mahomet.
~ Edward Gibbon (1737-1794) (of the battle of Tours, The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Ch. LII)
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The French should be taught some history. If they did, Martel would be a god-like figure.
Thank you very much, Charles the Hammerer! This one man took what he knew, crafted a tool from what he had, and wielded it wisely.
A few good men, indeed, can make a difference.
“The French should be taught some history. If they did, Martel would be a god-like figure.”
non, he did not surrender.
Yesterday Charles the Hammerer, today Merkel the Moron.
1285 years later France is finally submitting to Islam.
Submit or Die
Islam’s Prime Directive
“Perhaps the interpretation of the Koran would now be taught in the schools of Oxford,”
“non, he did not surrender”
Very few ever have. The French took horrifying losses in WWII that the Brits don’t even come close to. They were outfought in WWII but did fight as hard as anyone could have against the new German tactics and equipment. And don’t forget, while people ridicule the French in WWII, it was the Brits who bravely ran away from the northern flank and evacuated at Dunkirk, leaving the French exposed.
Or at Singapore, where the Brits surrendered to a Japanese force one third its size. But we never talk about tea sipping surrender monkeys.
That’s because propaganda is a powerful thing.
The Brit decisions at Dunkirk and Singapore were pretty rational and stopped a battle they could not win. They ridicule france for the fall and for the collaborator government officials. But had the Channel not been there, the same thing would have happened in London. They already had more than a few of their aristocracy, including some royals, who were willing to settle. All the victorios Germans would have needed to was explain to the lords and peers how they would remain in their positions as long as they toed the line.
In the 6 week battle of France, German casualties are hard to determine but commonly accepted figures are: 27,074 killed, 111,034 wounded and 18,384 missing. The French lost 85,000 dead. The Luftwaffe lost 28% of its planes before it was over.
We tend to think of it as a cakewalk and an immediate French surrender, but it wasn’t. It was a brutal battle that the Germans had a very good plan for, and that France and Britain weren’t ready for.
British and French generals were idiots, and cost many good men their lives.
In WWI Pershing had sense enough to not use our men as fillers the way the Brits wanted thank God.
Macron , Le Petit Garcon
Doesn’t have same ring to it....
Prior to that there was the abandoning of Czechoslovakia, and the “phony war” when Poland was left to its fate.
A better, more succinct and direct accounting.
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