[thechat] ROTK - caution - spoilers!!!

Martin Burns martin at easyweb.co.uk
Sat Dec 20 22:09:11 CST 2003

On 20 Dec 2003, at 18:43, iris wrote:

> At 06:44 20/12/03 -0500, you wrote:
>> most of the problem, is lots of people die.
> yeah, the number of soldiers that get slaughtered is staggering.  i 
> think
> theoden says, 'we've got 60.000 men' and aragorn says 'that's not 
> enough'.
> what?  actually i was seriously surprised that anyone got out alive.  
> in
> fact, how come they still had so many soldiers to throw into the war 
> after
> they already got wiped out at helms deep and that gondor city?

In the book:
1) Lots of people turn up at Gondor before the attack - allies of one 
sort or another.
2) istr they pick up quite a few on the march up towards the black gate.


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