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Things You Probably Didn't Know About The Battle Of Helm's Deep

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There is no shortage of intense and important skirmishes in the Lord of the Rings franchise, but the one most readers and fans of the films think of is the Battle of Helm's Deep (sometimes called the Battle of the Hornburg). The conflict was one of the most intense, and if you've seen the movies, you know why. It involved a massive force-on-force engagement that pitted the army of Rohan against a horde of rampaging Uruk-hai.

The battle was insane on the silver screen, thanks to Peter Jackson's interpretation as seen in The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers. The battle and other associated conflicts went on for 40 minutes of screen time, making it one of the longest and most complicated battle scenes ever filmed.

While it was incredible to behold in the movie, there's far more to it than meets the eye.