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Uruk-hai attack on Osgiliath

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The Uruk-hai attack on Osgiliath in {{TA|2475}}<ref>{{App|TA}}</ref> was the first large-scale attack against [[Gondor]] after the end of the [[Watchful Peace]].  The race of uruks, described as black [[Orcs|orcs]] of great strength, first appeared in this battle and were able to sweep across [[Ithilien]] and take [[Osgiliath]].  [[Boromir (Steward of Gondor)|Boromir]] son of [[Denethor I]] was able to defeat this force and clear them from Ithilien, but the city was finally ruined, its great stone-bridge was broken, and no one lived in the city thereafter.  During this brief war Boromir received a Morgul-would that shrunk him with pain and caused his premature death but twelve years after his father.<ref>{{App|Stewards}}</ref>
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'''The Uruk-hai attack on Osgiliath''' in {{TA|2475}}<ref>{{App|TA}}</ref> was the first large-scale attack against [[Gondor]] after the end of the [[Watchful Peace]].  The race of uruks, described as black [[Orcs|orcs]] of great strength, first appeared in this battle and were able to sweep across [[Ithilien]] and take [[Osgiliath]].  [[Boromir (Steward of Gondor)|Boromir]] son of [[Denethor I]] was able to defeat this force and clear them from Ithilien, but the city was finally ruined, its great stone-bridge was broken, and no one lived in the city thereafter.  During this brief war Boromir received a Morgul-wound that shrunk him with pain and caused his premature death but twelve years after his father.<ref>{{App|Stewards}}</ref>
 
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Latest revision as of 08:14, 26 January 2013

"Tell me, who are you, alone, yourself and nameless?" - Tom Bombadil
This article describes a concept which is mentioned in J.R.R. Tolkien's works, but was never given a definite name.
The name Battle of Osgiliath refers to more than one character, item or concept. For a list of other meanings, see Battle of Osgiliath (disambiguation).
Uruk-hai attack on Osgiliath
Date: T.A. 2475
Place: Osgiliath
Outcome: Victory for Sauron, final ruin of the city
Combatants

Gondor

Mordor

Commanders
  • Unknown
Strength

Unknown

Unknown

Casualties

Unknown

Unknown

The Uruk-hai attack on Osgiliath in T.A. 2475[1] was the first large-scale attack against Gondor after the end of the Watchful Peace. The race of uruks, described as black orcs of great strength, first appeared in this battle and were able to sweep across Ithilien and take Osgiliath. Boromir son of Denethor I was able to defeat this force and clear them from Ithilien, but the city was finally ruined, its great stone-bridge was broken, and no one lived in the city thereafter. During this brief war Boromir received a Morgul-wound that shrunk him with pain and caused his premature death but twelve years after his father.[2]

[edit] References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix B, "The Third Age"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A, "The Númenorean Kings", "Gondor and the Heirs of Anárion", "The Stewards"