- Posted September 21, 2013 by
Aigues Mortes, France
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The Battle Of The Nations
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The Battle Of The Nations is an international full contact medieval martial arts tournament held annually in Europe. The competitors wear a complete suit of period accurate armor and fight using metal weapons. All battles are full contact with no staged reenactment and follow a standardized list of rules. In May of 2013 it was held in the medieval walled city of Aigues Mortes, France, and 22 teams from around the world competed. This photograph is from the Opening Ceremonies and shows the Armored Combat League -Team USA in the foreground.