Elena-Maria has posted a fine reminder of the 12 of September 1683, when the Moslem Turk was turned back from the very gates of Vienna.

...On September 12, the fifth day within the octave of the Nativity of the Virgin, in 1683, the army of the Turkish Sultan, 300,000 strong, was miraculously defeated at the gates of Vienna after an attempt to sweep across Europe... more...

Thanks and a tip of the beret to Elena-Marie.

de Brantigny

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