This is a famous phrase from the Battle of Tsushima in the Russo-Japanese war. It is used in modern times such as by Shinzo Abe after he called a snap election a couple of years ago.

You can research it and get more examples I am sure.

Anyway, I am having difficulty in finding the original Japanese. I can guess it would be something like


but I bet it is more poetic than my child's Japanese :)

Does anybody know it?


According to these pages (1, 2), it seems like the original Japanese is:


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