35-year-old Ava Andrews' dream job is interrupted by an unusual request--fulfill her 84-year-old grandfather's last wish by joining him on a battle site tour of Europe. Ava is sure her boss will refuse her request. But, instead, he gives her a directive of his own--to videotape the tour and send it back as mini-segments for the show she produces.

35-year-old Ava Andrews' dream job is interrupted by an unusual request--fulfill her 84-year-old grandfather's last wish by joining him on a battle site tour of Europe. Ava is sure her boss will refuse her request. But, instead, he gives her a directive of his own--to videotape the tour and send it back as mini-segments for the show she produces.

October 10th 732 CE | The Battle of Tours http://ift.tt/1WTVW0F

October 10th 732 CE | The Battle of Tours http://ift.tt/1WTVW0F

The Victor of Tours: Charles Martel: The Battle of Tours, by Charles de Steuben, 1837; We all need to know who " Charles Martel " was and what he did for or to us ( Born August 23, 686 ) he was the son of Pippin the Middle and his mistress Alpaida.

Charles Martel was the leader of the Frankish army at the Battle of Tours in and played a key role in turning back the Muslim invasions of Europe. Charles Martel also founded the Carolingian Empire which was later ruled by his grandson, Charlemagne.

The Battle of Tours (732). This battle is often considered of macro-importance in European and Islamic history.

Charles de Steuben's Bataille de Poitiers en Octobre 732 depicts a triumphant Charles Martel (mounted) facing ‘Abdul Rahman Al Ghafiqi (right) at the Battle of Tours.

Muslim Invasions: Battle of Tours: The Battle of Tours, by Charles de Steuben, 1837

Charles Martel was the leader of the Frankish army at the Battle of Tours in and played a key role in turning back the Muslim invasions of Europe.

Charles Martel - Battle of Tours Direct ancestor (39 generations)

Charles Martel - Battle of Tours Direct ancestor generations)

British Airborne loaded down with gear. Battle of Normandy.

British paratrooper Normandy summer 1944 - pin by Paolo Marzioli

On October 25, 732 AD, the Battle of Tours and Poitiers between the united Frankish and Burgundian forces under Austrasian Mayor of the Palace Charles Martel, against an army of the Umayyad Caliphate led by Abdul Rahman Al Ghafiqi, Governor-General of al-Andalus, ended the Islamic expansion era in Europe.  http://yovisto.blogspot.de/2013/10/charles-martell-and-battle-of-tours-and.html

On October 25, 732 AD, the Battle of Tours and Poitiers between the united Frankish and Burgundian forces under Austrasian Mayor of the Palace Charles Martel, against an army of the Umayyad Caliphate led by Abdul Rahman Al Ghafiqi, Governor-General of al-Andalus, ended the Islamic expansion era in Europe. http://yovisto.blogspot.de/2013/10/charles-martell-and-battle-of-tours-and.html

The Battle of Tours-Poitiers Revisited

The Battle of Tours-Poitiers Revisited

Charles Martel halting the Moorish conquest of Europe at the Battle of Tours, 732 A.D., engraving after the painting by G. Bleibtrau, 1882 - A very interesting figure in French history himself, as well as being the grandfather of Charlemagne.

Charles Martel Halting The Moorish Canvas Print / Canvas Art by Everett

Charles Martel halting the Moorish conquest of Europe at the Battle of Tours, 732 A., engraving after the painting by G. Bleibtrau, 1882 - A very interesting figure in French history himself, as well as being the grandfather of Charlemagne.

GREGORY WADE: For all the early battles, nothing match November 1864 - Franklin Home Page

Civil War buff Larry Hicklen featured at Nolensville Historical Society’s ‘History Speaks’ - Franklin Home Page

Battle of Tours, 732: Chances are you never heard of this battle, but had the Franks lost it, we might all be bowing towards Mecca five times a day and studying our Koran each night. The battle near the city of Tours pitted about 20,000 Carolingian Franks under Charles Martel against a Muslim force of up to 50,000 soldiers under Abdul Rahman Al Ghafiqi intent on bringing Islam to Europe. Though outnumbered, Martel proved to be an especially able commander and routed the invaders, driving…

Top 10 Most Important Battles in History

Battle of Tours, 732: Chances are you never heard of this battle, but had the Franks lost it, we might all be bowing towards Mecca five times a day and studying our Koran each night. The battle near the city of Tours pitted about 20,000 Carolingian Franks under Charles Martel against a Muslim force of up to 50,000 soldiers under Abdul Rahman Al Ghafiqi intent on bringing Islam to Europe. Though outnumbered, Martel proved to be an especially able commander and routed the invaders, driving…

Charles Martel "The Hammer" (688-741) King of the Franks. [Statue at the Chateau de Versailles]. Martel's victory at the Battle of Tours ended the advance of the Moors into Europe. Upon his death the kingdom was divided between his sons Carloman and Pepin, the father of Charlemagne.

Charles Martel "The Hammer" King of the Franks. [Statue at the Chateau de Versailles]. Martel's victory at the Battle of Tours ended the advance of the Moors into Europe.

732 Battle of Tours: Charles Martel the ‘Hammer’ preserves Western Christianity

732 Battle of Tours: Charles Martel the 'Hammer' preserves Western Christianity

Charles Martel | Description Charles Martel 01.jpg 686 - 741 39th GGF

Charles Martel, a brilliant general and the Duke and Prince of the Franks, earned the nickname "The Hammer" after leading the Franks to victory over the invading Islamic Caliphate at the Battle of Tours.

WWI. ‘Sammy’, the mascot of the Northumberland Fusiliers, was gassed during the Second Battle of Ypres which began on 22 April 1915.

‘Sammy’, mascot of the Northumberland Fusiliers, gassed during the Second Battle of Ypres, April 1915

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