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The Battle of Pelargir was the battle in which Aragorn and company with the aid of the Army of the Dead drove away the Corsairs from the Gondor coastal city of Pelargir.

History

Prelude

After Aragorn with Gimli, Legolas, the sons of Elrond, Elladan and Elrohir and the Grey Company had summoned the Army of the Dead at the Stone of Erech, they planned their next move. Aragorn had discovered when using the Palantír that a fleet of Haradrim Corsairs of Umbar was making its way up the Anduin to reinforce the Enemy, who had overrun the Pelennor and besieged Minas Tirith. Thus, Aragorn and company decided to intercept the fleet before they reached Minas Tirith, and then hopefully use the enemy vessels to swiftly move up the Anduin and break the siege. As they made their way through Gondor's southern provinces, they gradually gathered more and more reinforcements.

The Battle

On March 13, 3019, Aragorn along with the Grey Company, and their new reinforcements which included archers from the Blackroot Vale near Erech, infantry from Lebennin and Lamedon and many other cavalry and infantry finally intercepted the enemy fleet at Pelargir, a famous port city on the lower Anduin known for its skilled mariners. The corsairs had foolishly delayed their arrival at the Pelennor by stopping at port towns along their way to loot and pillage them. While they were just about to do the same at Pelargir, Aragorn's forces arrived just in time to give them battle in the streets and harbour of the city. The moderately sized force of Aragorn was able to triumph over the much greater corsair force by systematically defeating small units of men who were spread throughout the city. The Army of the Dead's actual chief weapon was fear, which drove the corsairs manning the ships to flee their vessels and jump overboard, without giving battle. In just a short time, Aragorn's forces had freed Pelargir from the corsair threat and had wrested control of their vessels, opening the way to a speedy relief of the siege of Minas Tirith.

After the Battle

Aragorn's army, now reinforced with mariners from Pelargir, could now sail up the Anduin unopposed, but first Aragorn had to disband the very useful Army of the Dead. Instead of taking them to fight at the Pelennor Fields, Aragorn decided to hold their oath fulfilled and thus freed them of their living dead, much to their King's satisfaction. With the Corsairs force defeated, Aragorn's army quickly loaded the vessels at Pelargir and set off up the Anduin to relieve the siege of Minas Tirith.[1]

Translations

Foreign Language Translated name
Afrikaans Slag van Pelargir
Alemannisch Schlacht am Pelargir
Albanian Beteja e Pelargir
Amharic ጰላርጊር የጦርነት
Arabic معركة پيلارعير
Aragonese Batalla de Pelargir
Armenian Պելարգիր Ճակատամարտ
Asturian Batalla de Pelargir
Azerbaijani Pelargir Döyüşü
Basque Pelargir Gudua
Belarusian Cyrillic Пеларгір бітва
Bengali পেলার্গির যুদ্ধ
Bosnian Bitka kod Pelargir
Breton Emgann Pelargir
Bulgarian Cyrillic Битка при Пеларгир
Catalan Batalla de Pelargir
Cebuano Sangka sa Pelargir
Chichewa Nkhondo ya Pelargir
Chinese 佩拉格 之役
Cornish Batel Pelargir
Corsican Battaglia di e Pelargir
Croatian Bitka za Pelargir
Czech Bitva o Pelargir
Danish Slaget om Pelargir
Dutch Slag om Pelargir
Esperanto Batalo ĉe Pelargir
Estonian Pelargir lahing
Faroese Bardagi av Pelargir
Filipino Labanan ng Pelargir
Finnish Pelargirin taistelu
French Bataille de Pelargir
Frisian Slach om Pelargir (Western)
Galician Batalla de Pelargir
Georgian ფელარგირ ბრძოლა
German Schlacht von Pelargir
Greek Μάχη της Πελαργιρ
Gujarati પેલર્ગિર યુદ્ધ
Hebrew קרב פּילארגיר
Hindi पेलर्गिर का युद्ध
Hungarian Pelargir csata
Icelandic Orrustan um Pelargir
Indonesian Pertempuran Pelargir
Irish Gaelic Cath na Pelargir
Italian Battaglia di Pelargir
Japanese ? 戦い
Javanese Perang Pelargir
Kannada ಪೆಲರ್ಗಿರ್ ಸಮರ
Kazakh Пеларгір шайқасы (Cyrillic) Pelargir şayqası (Latin)
Korean ? 전투
Kurdish Şerê Pelargir (Kurmanji)
Kyrgyz Cyrillic Пэларгир салгылашы
Latin Pugna ad Pelargir
Latvian Pelargir Kauja
Lithuanian Pelargir Mūšis
Lombard Batàia de Pelargir
Luxembourgish Schluecht vu Pelargir
Macedonian Cyrillic Битка кај Пеларгир
Malagasy Ady amin' ny Pelargir
Malaysian Peperangan Pelargir
Maltese Battalja ta' Pelargir
Manx Cah Pelargir
Maori Pakanga o Pelargir
Marathi पेल्अर्गिर युद्ध
Mongolian Cyrillic Пеларгир тулалдаан
Nepalese पेलर्गिर युद्ध
Norwegian Slaget om Pelargir
Occitan Batalha de Pelargir
Old English Beadu Pelargir
Pashto د جګړې پېلارګیر
Persian نبرد پهلارگیر
Polish Bitwa o Pelargir
Portuguese Batalha de Pelargir
Punjabi ਪੇਲਰ੍ਗਿਰ ਦੀ ਲੜਾਈ
Romanian Bătălia de la Pelargir
Romansh Pelargir Battaglia
Russian Битва при Пеларгире
Sardinian Batalla de Pelargir
Scots Battle o Pelargir
Scottish Gaelic Blàr Pelargir
Serbian Битка код Пеларгир (Cyrillic) Bitka kod Pelargir (Latin)
Sicilian Battagghia di li Pelargir
Sinhalese පෙලර්ගිර් සටන
Slovak Bitka o Pelargir
Slovenian Bitka za Pelargir
Somalian Dagaalka ee Pelargir
Sundanese Patempuran Pelargir
Spanish Batalla de Pelargir
Swahili Mapigano ya Pelargir
Swedish Slaget om Pelargir
Tagalog Labanan ng Pelargir
Tahitian Aroraa o te Pelargir
Tajik Cyrillic Ҷанг Пеларгир
Tamil பெலர்கிர் சமர்
Telugu పెలర్గిర యుద్ధము
Thai ยุทธการที่ ปเละริร ?
Tongan Tau 'o e Pelargir
Turkish Pelargir Muharebesi
Turkmen Pelargir Söwe
Ukrainian Cyrillic Битва за Пеларґір
Urdu جنگ پےلارگیر
Uzbek Пеларгир Жанги (Cyrillic) Pelargir Jangi (Latin)
Vietnamese Trận Pelargir
Welsh Brwydr Pelargir
Yiddish שלאַכט פון פּעלאַרגיר
Yoruba Ogun ti Pelargir
Zulu Impi yase-Pelargir

References

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