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Battle of the Field of Gondor

The defence of Minas Tirith

A name for the great battle fought on the 14 and 15 March III 3019, more commonly called the Battle of the Pelennor Fields. After spreading a darkness across the sky to aid his Orcs, Sauron sent an army under the Lord of the Nazgûl to take Minas Tirith, the main stronghold of his enemies. The city was besieged, and Sauron's armies succeeded in breaching the Great Gate, but the sudden appearance of the Rohirrim allowed the Gondorians to turn the tide of the battle. By sunset on the second day, the invading force had been entirely defeated.

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