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In Victory: Magnanimity — Trafalger, 1805

Found at the beginning of every volume of Winston Churhill's The Second World War

The Moral of the Work

In War: Resolution
In Defeat: Defiance
In Victory: Magnanimity
In Peace: Good Will

From a report on the 2005 commemorative event recognizing the Battle of Trafalger, 1805, written by Thomas Wagner for the Associated Press:

PORTSMOUTH, England — Soon after British warships crushed Napoleon's forces at the Battle of Trafalger in 1805, and after Adm. Horatio Nelson died aboard his ship with a musket ball in his spine, a fierce storm broke out at sea.

The Franco-Spanish side had lost 22 ships in the fighting and the British none. But rather than head for shore, the victorious Britons performed extraordinary feats of seamanship and bravery, saving the lives of thousands of their wounded and exhausted opponents.

—Beginning of an article, "Britain marks Trafalger at 200," Chicago Tribune, June 29, 2005
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