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The night of 3 to 4 March III 3019
Helm's Deep, a fortified valley in the northern White Mountains


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Battle of the Hornburg

The battle between Rohan and Isengard beneath Helm’s Deep

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(1) Erkenbrand is defeated at the Second Battle of the Fords of Isen, and his men scatter across the plains. (2) Hearing news of the defeat, Théoden diverts to the defensive position of Helm's Deep. (3) The armies of Saruman travel from the Fords, besieging Helm's Deep on the night of 3 March III 3019. (4) Erkenbrand's men, gathered by Gandalf, ride to the relief of Théoden. Saruman's forces are defeated.

Saruman's mighty assault on the forces of Rohan in Helm's Deep. After fighting through a stormy night, the Rohirrim had the victory.

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