“The sea is behind you and the enemy is in front of you; where do you think you will go?”.

In 711, Tariq (Tarik) ibn Ziyad, (for whom Gibraltar is named) crossed the Strait from northern Africa, with his army of about 7,000 and embarked on the conquest of Spain, establishing the foundation for a Kingdom that lasted nearly a millennium! Facing an army of 100,000 upon landing, he ordered his ships burned, so his troops could not lose heart and flee. In a sermon to his troops in before The Battle of Guadalete, Tariq said:

Oh my warriors, whither would you flee? Behind you is the sea, before you, the enemy. You have left now only the hope of your courage and your constancy.

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