Sometimes the Little Guy Wins

Today, July 11, has been the anniversary of one of my favorite battles, that being Kortrijk/Courtrai. There, in 1302, disciplined and determined foot troops from Flanders stood firm against the shock of French cavalry. 

So many knights were killed that this battle became popularly known as the Battle of the Golden Spurs - a reference to the spurs taken from the dead knights on the field. Kortrijk (or Courtrai) does have a nice museum that covers details of the battle, and I encourage you to visit it if you're ever near there.

While this is a nice, historic Belgian town, the battlefield today is little more than a city park; but the battle itself is a lesson that the little guy can win, if disciplined and determined. I always take something from that.

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