By Philip D. Somervell
An eminent English naval publicist wrote, at the end of the last century: "England has been called the Mother of Parliaments..., almost equally fitting would be to call her the mother of naval fleets."
In Chile, the debt felt towards Admiral Lord Cochrane, who appears in the annals of independence as one of the founders of the republic, has given rise to a long tradition of friendship between the officers of both nations and institutional collaboration spanning nearly 170 years.
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