Best ground force General of WW II (SD Vote)

Discussion in 'Military History' started by Miragedriver, Jun 26, 2015.

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Please choose your top three ground force generals of World War II

Poll closed Jun 27, 2016.
  1. Zhukov - Soviet Union

    12 vote(s)
    42.9%
  2. Patton - United States

    4 vote(s)
    14.3%
  3. Rommel - Germany

    13 vote(s)
    46.4%
  4. Montgomery - Great Britain

    1 vote(s)
    3.6%
  5. Zhu De - China

    6 vote(s)
    21.4%
  6. Model - Germany

    3 vote(s)
    10.7%
  7. McArthur - United States

    1 vote(s)
    3.6%
  8. Feder von Bock - Germany

    3 vote(s)
    10.7%
  9. Eisenhower - United States

    5 vote(s)
    17.9%
  10. Bradley - United States

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
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  1. Miragedriver
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    Who do you think was the best ground force General of World War II? Submit an alternate

    1) Zhukov

    2) Patton

    3) Montgomery (ok stop laughing)

    4) McArthur

    5) Rommel


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    This thread will be about the best ground force general of World War II. We will develop a list of twenty generals, and they can be from any of the involved nations, and then add a poll to the thread once that is done. Air Force Generals and Admirals will have their own thread.
     
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    I voted for Rommel, because with his limited equipment and supplies in Africa he almost had out maneuvered the British forces and pushed all the way into Egypt.


    Back to bottling my Grenache
     
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    Eisenhower
    Bradley
    "We’re not accustomed to occupying defensive positions. It’s destructive to morale."

    —Lt. Gen. H. M. “Howlin’ Mad” Smith | Iwo Jima, 1945
     
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    Good ones! Well, to round off the list, what do you think of...
    Erich von Manstein
    Wilhelm Keitel
    Alfred Jodl
    Walter Model
    Hideki Tojo
     
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    I think of them three of them were hanged
     
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    Tojo was hardly a general of greatness and he was hung
    Erich von Manstein helped rebuild the German army post war
    Wilhelm Keitel was hung as a war criminal as was Alfred Jodl
    Walter Model killed himself
     
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    Very well, let update the list as follows:

    1) Zhukov

    2) Patton

    3) Montgomery

    4) McArthur

    5) Rommel

    6) Eisenhower

    7) Bradley

    8) Jodl

    9) Model
     
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    missed Lt. Gen. H. M. “Howlin’ Mad” Smith on my recommendations he was the Father of the American School of Amphibious assault..
     
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    OK, I think we are in agreement:

    1) Zhukov

    2) Patton

    3) Montgomery

    4) McArthur

    5) Rommel

    6) Eisenhower

    7) Bradley

    8) Jodl

    9) Model

    10) Smith

    That makes an even 10. Let the voting begin!
     
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    Guys, I decided to create a separate thread for this.

    There are so many good generals. We could add President Teddy Roosevelt's son, Theodore Roosevelt Jr., who was awarded the Medal of Honor and who died of a heart attack not long after the D-Day invasions.

    I think we should maybe have the top 20 listed.

    Numerous British, German Russian, America, Australian, Chinese (Nationalist and Communist) Japanese, etc. generals that could be listed..

    How could we leave out Admirals? Or should that be a separate thread? Say the top ten Admirals.

    I mean with Halsey, Nimitz, Cunningham, Doenitz, Spruance, Yamamoto...wow, some great names there too.
     
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