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Crecy Battlefield 019 - 028 | by Al S
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Crecy Battlefield 019 - 028

Pano from the wooden tower on the spot where, on 26 August 1346, Edward III posted himself. The French came from the right along the valley, behind the woods, and turned left to confront the English. The slope is a little steeper than it looks. The battle was a catastrophe for the French. The Black Prince commanded the English right, and when blind King John of Bohemia was killed fighting for the French, the Black Prince purloined his three feathers emblem and 'Ich Dien' (I serve) motto. It is used to this day by his successor Princes of Wales m

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Taken on June 16, 2012