I am reading Craig Wright's Listening to Music. On page 222, he states:
No wonder that during World War II (1939-1945) both sides, Fascists as well as Allied, used the music of [Beethoven's fifth] symphony to symbolize triumph — in Morse code, short-short-short-long is the letter "V", as in "Victory"
But it also stands for V as in 5, which is the symphony referenced above.
Is V in Morse code • • • − because the main theme of Beethoven's V Symphony is short-short-short-long? Or is this just a really really weird coincidence?