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Under attack!


As the army continued through the mountain pass, they were ambushed by Basque tribes. The Basques had been left infuriated after Charlemagn­e had damaged Pamplona and a number of other cities belonging to them and had followed the Carolingia­ns to seek revenge. The king and his troops had not anticipate­d such a bold attack and were consequent­ly unprepared.

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