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.

Charles de Steuben's "Bataille de Poitiers en octobre 732" (approx. 1834) depicts a triumphant Charles Martel (mounted) facing 'Abdul Rahman Al Ghafiqi (right) at the Battle of Tours.

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.

The Battle of Tours (often called the Battle of Poitiers, but not to be confused with the Battle of Poitiers, 1356) was fought on October 10, 732 between forces under the Frankish leader Charles Martel and a massive invading Islamic army led by Emir Abdul Rahman Al Ghafiqi Abd al Rahman, near the city of Tours, France.

The exoticism of Saracen invaders is stressed in this detail from The Saracen Army outside Paris, by Julius Schnorr von Carolsfeld, painted which actually depicts a fictional incident from Ariosto (Cassino Massimo, Rome)

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.

What You Should Know About Charles Martel

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

Battle of Tours - Wikipedia

Charles "The Hammer" Martel destroying the Ummayad invasion of Gaul. Don't let France fall after centuries of victory!

What You Should Know About Charles Martel

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

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Tours

Charles Martel arrête les arabes à Poitiers en octobre 732

Battle of Tours AKA Poitiers

Today in History: The Battle of Tours - Raymond Ibrahim

Western knight fighting against an Arabian horseman. (Illustration from the 19th century)

Western knight fighting against an Arabian horseman. (Illustration from the century)

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. [37th generation grandfather]

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.

North Bridge where "the shot heard 'round the world" that started the American Revolution happened. Lexington and Concord, Massachusetts.

Massachusetts-North Bridge where "the shot heard 'round the world" that started the American Revolution happened. Lexington and Concord, Massachusetts.

Paris Attacks, Islam a Religion of Peace?, Battle of Tours and More by Trumpet Hour on SoundCloud

Stream Paris Attacks, Islam a Religion of Peace?, Battle of Tours and More by Trumpet Hour from desktop or your mobile device

Charles Martel, aka The Hammer, King of the Franks; saved Western Christian civilization from Islamic conquest by defeating the Muslim invaders at the Battle of Tours in 732 AD.

Charles Martel defeated Muslim invaders at Tours in He built a decent empire by 800 and helped to restore church-based education and revived traditions of Roman imperial government.

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