Victory for Whose Sake? (episode)

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'Victory for Whose Sake?'
(「誰がための勝利」)
LOGH: series 1, episode 24
released 1989/05/??
Frederica sad.jpg
July-October 797 UC (488 IC / 3597 CE)
24th of 110 released in LOGH
25th of 180 released in all

Victory for Whose Sake? (Japanese: 誰がための勝利) is the 24th episode of the Legend of Galactic Heroes OVA.

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Synopsis

After Yang Wen-li's victory in the Battle of Doria, the National Salvation Military Council rapidly loses its control over territories outside Heinessen and is holed up in the capital planet, well protected by the Artemis Necklace. Yang decides to use propaganda and asks Baghdash to publicly admit that the Galactic Empire is behind the coup. Baghdash's speech is widely broadcasted throughout Heinessen. The leaders of the coup are astonished, but Arthur Lynch, the agent provocateur, reveals that Yang's accusations are true and admits having received orders from Reinhard von Lohengramm. Meanwhile, Yang manages to destroy the Artemis Necklace by ramming its elements with huge chunks of ice in near light speed. Driven to despair, the leaders of the National Salvation Military Council decide to surrender, though not before destroying all evidence of the Empire's involvement. Admiral Dwight Greenhill and Lynch are killed in the ensuing gunfight. Democracy is restored. Job Trunicht, hidden by members of the Terraist Church, comes back to power.

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Memorable quotes

"The truth is, the Artemis Necklace is not that big a problem. It just proves you cannot win a war by relying on hardware."

Yang Wen-li, to Julian Mintz

"Fools. I've saved Greenhill's honour! Honour? How worthless...."

Arthur Lynch, in his dying moments after being shot at for killing Dwight Greenhill

"Political corruption is not about politicians taking bribes. That is just the corruption of individual politicians. Political corruption means that people are not free to criticise politicians for taking bribes. You banned free speech. For that alone, you are not fit to criticise the despotic Imperial government or the Alliance administration."

Yang Wen-li, to Ebense

"I will believe in Admiral Merkatz. So, to the best of my ability, I will defend his rights. If an Imperial Fleet commander says he will trust me, I think I must reward that."

Yang Wen-li, to Alex Cazerne, on Willibald Joachim von Merkatz seeking asylum in the Free Planets Alliance

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