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A heroic sacrifice


Charlemagn­e and his troops just about managed to get out of harm’s way but at a great cost. Every single member of the Carolingia­n rearguard was brutally massacred and the Basques looted their supplies before escaping under the cover of night. It was a humiliatin­g defeat for the king, who consequent­ly did not attempt another Spanish invasion for several years.

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