'Courage and Loyalty'
LOGH: series 1, episode 22
released 1989/05/??
797 UC (488 IC / 3597 CE)
22nd of 110 released in LOGH
23rd of 165 released in all

Courage and Loyalty (Japanese: 勇気と忠誠) is the 22nd episode of the Legend of Galactic Heroes OVA.


High Admiral Willibald Joachim von Merkatz scores a victory for the Lippstadt League in the Battle of Schann-tau but notes that it does not have a significant impact on the course of the war. Upon his return to Geiersburg Fortress, he finds out that Marquis Wilhelm von Littenheim has left the fortress with his fleet to recover the territories conquered by Siegfried Kircheis. Because of its lack of discipline and overconfidence of its commanders, the Littenheim Fleet is defeated; while escaping, Littenheim's flagship opens fire on allies who are in the way. After he reaches Garmisch Fortress, Littenheim is killed by his men, enraged by his dishonourable action. Later on, Reinhard von Lohengramm's fleet arrives in the vicinity of Geiersburg Fortress. The Lippstadt Forces attacks him but is utterly beaten and has to be rescued by Merkatz to avoid a complete destruction.


Memorable quotesEdit

"Loyalty...? A beautiful word. But it is abused whenever it becomes convenient."

Konrad Rinnesal, to Siegfried Kircheis

"Don't be so mad. Duke Braunschweig is an ill man. Mentally. It's an illness bred from the five hundred year tradition of privilege for the nobility."

Willibald Joachim von Merkatz, to Bernhard von Schneider


  • Antonín Dvořák – Symphony No. 8 in G major (Op. 88/B. 163): IV. Allegro ma non troppo (00:01:30)
  • Gustav Mahler – Symphony No. 9: III. Rondo-Burleske: Allegro assai. Sehr trotzig (00:02:23)
  • Anton Bruckner – Symphony No. 7 in E major (WAB 107): III. Scherzo: Sehr schnell - Trio: Etwas langsamer (00:06:21)
  • Gustav Mahler – Symphony No. 10 [Cooke version]: I. Adagio (00:12:24)
  • Anton Bruckner – Symphony No. 7 in E major (WAB 107): IV. Finale: Bewegt, doch nicht schnell (00:14:15)
  • Gustav Mahler – Symphony No. 6 in A minor: II. Scherzo: Wuchtig (00:16:16)


Production staffEdit