The Battle that Ended Arab Conquest in Europe: 732AD Historical Battle of Tours

Battle of Tours

The Battle of Tours, also called the Battle of Poitiers and the Battle of the Highway of the Martyrs was fought on 10 October 732, and was an important battle during the Umayyad invasion of Gaul. It resulted in the victory for the Frankish and Aquitanian forces, led by Charles Martel, over the invading Muslim forces of the Umayyad Caliphate, led by Abd al-Rahman al-Ghafiqi, governor of al-Andalus. Several historians, such as Edward Gibbon, have credited the Christian victory in the battle as an important factor in curtailing the Islamization of Western Europe.

00:00 The Umayyad Caliphate
00:51 The Franks
01:25 The Umayyad expansion
01:58 Battle of Toulouse
02:40 The Umayyad raids continue
03:26 Siege of Bordeaux
04:02 The Frankish alliance
04:40 The Umayyad advance
05:31 The armies meet
05:54 Skirmishes before the main battle
06:17 Before the battle
07:36 The Umayyads launch the attack
08:14 Combat begins
10:12 The Umayyads start to break
11:01 Aftermath
Credit to : Historical Total War Battles

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