take the palm

hong nam yang

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Following is from "Engineer of victory" by:

In this particular measure, of the sheerefficiency of getting fighting equipment and fighting men from A to B, theBritish probably again take the palm, certainly not because of some innatecleverness, but because of their long organizational experiences and theiracute sense after 1940 of fighting against the odds, together with the prospectof losing.

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