I think it is very true. Infoplease is part of the FEN Learning family of educational and reference sites for parents, teachers and students. A. noun phrase B. adverb phrase C. adjective phrase D. verb phrase. Ie, for the forces involved in the battle, the losses were catastrophic. Brush up on your geography and finally learn what countries are in Eastern Europe with our maps. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2607:FCC8:AD0B:B100:9D91:C866:A9A5:267 (talk) 04:26, 22 June 2018 (UTC). In the end the port town was in total ruins and was won at such great cost (human and financially). --A.S. Brown (talk) 00:29, 15 July 2012 (UTC), This seems weirdly out of character to me -- I almost want to add a "citiation needed" tag... but yeah -- for instance it seems very likely that one would celebrate the pyrrhic victory of their enemies (or even aim to inflict such a "victory" on them). A Pyrrhic victory on the other hand is one achieved at the cost of such enormous losses that ultimate victory cannot be achieved. — Molly-in-md (talk) 23:20, 26 January 2017 (UTC), I removed the Deluge from the list as it is clearly a case of the Post hoc ergo propter hoc fallacy. --Philip Baird Shearer (talk) 12:21, 18 November 2007 (UTC), The Alamo was not a pyrrhic victory. I have reverted your addition of the Siege of Port Arthur to the list of Pyrrhic victories. Learn more about the mythic conflict between the Argives and the Trojans. However, casualty rate does not make a PV. Mullhawk (talk) 17:12, 30 April 2011 (UTC), Just added battle of iquique as an example. Fare-ik? —Preceding unsigned comment added by Themidlandmaster (talk • contribs) 11:59, 13 January 2009 (UTC), Cool. There is no reason to list it as an example of Pyrrhic victory, and I am removing it from the list.Pygmypony (talk) 11:20, 22 January 2008 (UTC), Pearl Harbour is also this kind of victory, I think . I see little use in taking contents from there, re-wording them and mixing them into other facts in order to avoid just copying things from (maybe) copyrighted sources.—Preceding unsigned comment added by Varangian (talk • contribs) 12:18, 20 July 2003, You could mention Hitler's "victory" at Stalingrad as an excellent example of a Pyrrhic victory (although I grant that would really be more sarcastic than apropos). They're not synonymous at all - you could win a completely crushing victory, without any casualties, but it still be 'hollow'. I'm a bit of a noob. A bare list isn't very helpful. People shouldn't just be sticking one in there because they happen to think it's one- apparently there's a fairly common misconception that any particularly bloody battle is a PV, which is simply not true.
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