Battle of Hattin

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Battle of Hattin

Saladin had: 30,000 infantry inclduing 12,000 cavalry 

Guy had: 20,000 infantry, including 1,200 cavalry

strategy: filled in all the wells, guys army dehydrated, saladin harrassed the camp over night. 

saladins decison making was good 

decided to force a confrontation 

decided to attack tiberias, it was far from water so when the christians arrived they would already be weakened 

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Hattin- summary

military superiority 

brilliant strategy

frankish division 

rash decisions 

jerusalem = defenceless 

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battle of Hattin 

led to 

collapse of outremer 

and the

capture of jerusalem 

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