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  • Khaqan Bhutt

    Batalla 451 AD

  • Amanda Ferguson

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

  • Joaquín Vazquez Sánchez

    Batalla de los campos Cataláunicos

  • Keith Tamkei

    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.

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