Host of the West counterattacks Sauron's forces in the Battle of the Morannon
Event Type: Military/Strategic
Age: 3rd Age - Ring War
Date: March 25, 3019
An event in the Battle of the Morannon; see that entry for an overview:
The Power that drove [the hosts of Mordor] on and filled them with hate and fury was wavering, its will was removed from them; and now looking in the eyes of their enemies they saw a deadly light and were afraid.
Then all the Captains of the West cried aloud, for their hearts were filled with a new hope in the midst of darkness. Out from the beleaguered hills knights of Gondor, Riders of Rohan, Dúnedain of the North, close-serried companies, drove against their wavering foes, piercing the press with the thrust of bitter spears. But Gandalf lifted up his arms and called once more in a clear voice:
'Stand, Men of the West! Stand and wait! This is the hour of doom.'
The Return of the King, LoTR Book 6, Ch 4, The Field of Cormallen
Elena Tiriel 23Jul06