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Success in war depends more on moral than on physical qualities. Numbers, armament and resources cannot compensate for lack of courage, energy, determination, skill and the bold offensive spirit which springs form a national determination to conquer. The development and subsequent maintenance of the qualities of morale are, therefore, essential to success in war.