“The Fall of Edessa, 1127-1144” Saladin And The Crusades, from Lane-Poole, Part I, Chapter IV

Excerpt from Chapter IV: “…Zengy at the head of his men charged the enemy again and again, shouting the words of the Prophet, “Take a taste of Hell!” The Crusaders were utterly routed: “the swords of God were sheathed in the necks of his foes,” and few indeed escaped to tell of the field of shambles. They turned to fly, but what could avail when…the “Martyr” [Zengy] plunged through a sea of blood, cleaving heads and laying bones bare, till the field was covered with mangled corpses and severed limbs. Only those escaped who hid under the heaps of slain, or “mounted the camel of night.”

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