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    The Return Of The King Weapons And Warfare

    By: Chris Smith

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    Out of Print

    A detailed and fascinating tour through all of the major and minor conflicts that occur during the three parts of 'The Lord Of The Rings' movie trilogy. Battles, armour, weaponry, cultures and creatures: all are covered and explained, together with photos and illustrations and specially commissioned battle plans.

    Peter Jackson's epic movie trilogy is destined to become one of the most exciting action adventure series ever filmed. The only problem is that the furious pace of the films means that the viewer barely has time to enjoy the visual spectacle of one particular action scene before they are hurtle headlong into another conflict.

    This book provides all the background that is absent from the movies, taking the reader on a detailed tour through all of the major and minor conflicts that occur during the three parts of the trilogy. It explains the history behind each battle and examines the strategy used by both forces.

    Each of the major conflicts - the last Alliance of Elves and Men, the Mines of Moria, Helm's Deep and the climactic battle of the Pelennor Fields at Minas Tirith - is illustrated by a specially commissioned battle plan that reveals exactly how the battle was fought.

    The book also describes in detail each of the many different races and armies that appear in the trilogy: Men, Elves, Dwarves, all the different races of Orcs, and the various allies of both the Fellowship and Mordor. Each is discussed at length - how they fight, why they are fighting, what armour they wear and what weapons they use. These enable the reader to get as close to a marauding Orc as they could ever wish, without suffering the consequences!

    All of the above is richly illustrated with exciting scenes from all three movies together with close-up photography of all the swords, axes and other weapons and armour, plus digital and conceptual imagery produced by Weta Workshop.

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