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  • Abraham Massaguer

    From "Germanic Warrior 236-568 AD"

  • Kirby Wagner

    The Battle of Chalons by Angus McBride, pits the army of Attila, which comprised of Huns, Ostrogoths Gepids, against the forces of Theodoric and his "Roman" army of Visigoths, Franks, Alans Burgundians. Basically two armies made up of Germanic tribes.

  • Amanda Ferguson

    Visigoths- Branches of the Germanic peoples. The visigoths were the earliest tribe in the Gothic era.

  • Jose Luis Martinez

    451 d.C - Batalla de los Campos Catalaúnicos o de Chalons - Roma y Visigodos contra Atila de los Hunos

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