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Faramir reinforces the garrison at Osgiliath

Event Type: Military/Strategic

Age: 3rd Age - Ring War

Date: March 9, 3019

Description:

An event in the prelude to the Siege of Minas Tirith; see that entry for an overview:
[The] Men of Minas Tirith still hold Ithilien as a border country and patrol it; they keep forces in the ruins of Osgiliath....

The Peoples of Middle-Earth, HoME Vol 12, Part 1, Ch 8, The Tale of Years of the Third Age

[Said Faramir,] 'Yestereve I lay at Cair Andros, the long isle in the River northward which we hold in defence.... The rest of my company I sent south to strengthen the garrison at the fords of Osgiliath.'

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

[Denethor] turned to Faramir. 'What think you of the garrison at Osgiliath?'

'It is not strong,' said Faramir. 'I have sent the company of Ithilien to strengthen it, as I have said.'

'Not enough, I deem,' said Denethor. 'It is there that the first blow will fall. They will have need of some stout captain there.'

'There and elsewhere in many places,' said Faramir, and sighed.

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

Contributors:
Elena Tiriel 17Oct05

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