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Defense of Minas Anor and Osgiliath

Conflict: War of the Last Alliance
Date: SA 3429[1]
Place: Minas Anor and Osgiliath
Outcome: Gondor successfully defends both cities
Mordor Gondor
Sauron Anárion
Unknown but a formidable force of the dark soldiers of Sauron, and his allies Unknown but a formidable enough force
Unknown, probably moderate Unknown, probably heavy
War of the Last Alliance

Conquest of Minas Ithil - Defense of Minas Anor and Osgiliath - Battle of Dagorlad - Siege of Barad-dûr

The Defense of Minas Anor and Osgiliath was a siege/battle between the Dúnedain of Gondor just before the formal formation of the Last Alliance.


After the loss of Minas IthilAnárion was able to assemble a large enough force to successfully prevent Sauron's forces from taking Osgiliath and Minas Anor. The enemy was driven from Ithilien and into the mountains. However, it was only a temporary relief as Sauron's forces would soon regroup to once again become a threat to Gondor, leading Elendil and Gil-galad to form the Last Alliance.[2][1][3]


  1. 1.0 1.1 The Lord of the Rings, Appendix B: The Tale of Years (Chronology of the Westlands), "The Second Age"
  2. The Silmarillion, Of the Rings of Power and the Third Age
  3. The Atlas of Middle-earth, The Second Age, "The Last Alliance"

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