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Sauron's forces from the Morannon take Cair Andros

Event Type: Military/Strategic

Age: 3rd Age - Ring War

Date: March 10, 3019

Description:

An event in the prelude to the Siege of Minas Tirith; see that entry for an overview:
'And what of Cair Andros?' said the Prince. 'That, too, must be held, if Osgiliath is defended. Let us not forget the danger on our left. The Rohirrim may come, and they may not. But Faramir has told us of great strength drawing ever to the Black Gate. More than one host may issue from it, and strike for more than one passage.'

'Much must be risked in war,' said Denethor. 'Cair Andros is manned and no more can be sent so far.'

The Return of the King, LoTR Book 5, Ch 4, The Siege of Gondor

'Fugitives from Cair Andros have already reached us. The isle has fallen. Another army is come from the Black Gate, crossing from the north-east.'

'Some have accused you, Mithrandir, of delighting to bear ill news,' said Denethor, 'but to me this is no longer news: it was known to me ere nightfall yesterday.'

The Return of the King, LoTR Book 5, Ch 4, The Siege of Gondor

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Elena Tiriel 8Mar08

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