Friday, October 21, 2005

Trafalgar Day

Its Trafalgar Day, and everyone`s celebrating Lord Nelson.
But, I ask, did Nelson win the victory single-handed? Was he really the only person on the ship??
Ok, he was the captain, but who did all the real work, the physical, hard, dirty work? Without those countless numbers of men (and women??) he couldn`t have done it – so surely they should all be recognised.

But, then again, it always seems wrong to me to celebrate battles anyway, in any war, because countless people died in those battles, so should we really be proud that we killed so many?

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