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Posted by FCC (Ret) on October 21, 2020, 17:23:17, in reply to "Agreed
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Jingoism is a curse. The reality of victories and losses is always measured in deaths, mistakes, lost opportunities, and the never-ending failure to learn.
Five thousand dead, in several hours.
Four thousand maimed, many, for life.
How many French and Spanish died over time, in prison ships?
Almost ten more years until Waterloo.
Staggering, whelming, to ponder the magnitude of that time and its events.
Today is the 215th anniversary of the Battle of Trafalgar.
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