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"The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King" (2003)


Aragorn II: Battle Speech at the Black Gate

Audio mp3 delivered by Viggo Mortensen



Hold your ground! Hold your ground!

Sons of Gondor, of Rohan, my brothers,

I see in your eyes the same fear that would take the heart of me.

A day may come when the courage of men fails,

when we forsake our friends

and break all bonds of fellowship,

but it is not this day.

An hour of wolves and shattered shields,

when the age of men comes crashing down,

but it is not this day!

This day we fight!!

By all that you hold dear on this good Earth,

I bid you stand, Men of the West!!!

King Aragorn's Benediction

This day does not belong to one Man,

But to All.

Let us together rebuild this World,

That we may share in the

Days of Peace...

Audio mp3 delivered by Viggo Mortensen

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