Collections: The Battle of Helm’s Deep, Part V: Ladders are Chaos

This is is the fifth part of a series taking a historian's look at the Battle of Helm’s Deep (I, II, III, IV) from both J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Two Towers (1954) and Peter Jackson’s 2002 film of the same name. In our last two parts, we looked at the organization of the two opposing forces. … Continue reading Collections: The Battle of Helm’s Deep, Part V: Ladders are Chaos

Collections: The Siege of Gondor, Part III: Having Fun Storming the City

This is the third part of of a six part series (I, II, III, IV, V, VI) taking a military historian's look at the Siege of Gondor in Peter Jackson's adaptation of Return of the King. Part One and Part Two can be found here and here. Last time, we discussed Gondor's execution of a … Continue reading Collections: The Siege of Gondor, Part III: Having Fun Storming the City