Best ground force General of WW II (SD Vote)


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

  • Zhukov - Soviet Union

    Votes: 12 42.9%
  • Patton - United States

    Votes: 4 14.3%
  • Rommel - Germany

    Votes: 13 46.4%
  • Montgomery - Great Britain

    Votes: 1 3.6%
  • Zhu De - China

    Votes: 6 21.4%
  • Model - Germany

    Votes: 3 10.7%
  • McArthur - United States

    Votes: 1 3.6%
  • Feder von Bock - Germany

    Votes: 3 10.7%
  • Eisenhower - United States

    Votes: 5 17.9%
  • Bradley - United States

    Votes: 0 0.0%

  • Total voters
    28
  • Poll closed .

Jeff Head

General
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Well, if we open it up to resistance fighters, we would have to include the Hungarians, Romanians, etc., etc. I think we should limit it to major ground powers:

Soviet Union
United States
Germany
Great Britain
Imperial Japan
China
 

TerraN_EmpirE

Tyrant King
but during the war Much of China was occupied, In a way it was also fighting a resistance war.
Also Leclerc was commanding the 2nd Armored Division and landed at Utah beach in 1944 he was not operating as part of the French internal resistance
 

Jeff Head

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but during the war Much of China was occupied, In a way it was also fighting a resistance war.
Also Leclerc was commanding the 2nd Armored Division and landed at Utah beach in 1944 he was not operating as part of the French internal resistance
Okay. then let's define him as another US General.

There were large Nationalist and Communist Chinese forces fighting outside of the occupied Chinese areas and so I do not class those groups as resistance fighters like you had in France, Romania, Hungary, etc. But that's just my opinion on it.

Anyhow, we can add him, but need to cap it somewhere.
 

solarz

Brigadier
For China, it should probably be Zhu De instead of Mao, as Mao was the political leader while Zhu was the military leader.
 

Lezt

Junior Member
I think this list really need to be broken down into theatre generals and field generals.

Guderian/Mguanstein/Model was a very different level than Rommel/Paulus

or

Eisenhower/MacArthur is at a very different level than Patton/Bradley
 

Jeff Head

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I think this list really need to be broken down into theatre generals and field generals.

Guderian/Mguanstein/Model was a very different level than Rommel/Paulus

or

Eisenhower/MacArthur is at a very different level than Patton/Bradley
Well, you are right...they are different.

But then we end up with two threads for each.

So, I believe we will go as is...and let the members decide by their voting which they believe is the most important and had the most impact.
 

Jeff Head

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Dang...well the SD poll is limited to ten. Each thread will have to limit itself accordingly.
 
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delft

Brigadier
I just read through this thread for the first time and consider it lacks something: reasons why some generals should not be included.
I give an example:
The main function of the highest generals is logistics: make sure that the forces which are to fight are in the right place at the right time and supplied as needed.
Recently I commented on the failure to provide the forces that in 1944 went from Normandy in the direction of The Netherlands with usable seaports along the Belgian coast until after the disastrous Market Garden operation. The generals responsible, not just Montgomery but also Eisenhower, do not deserve to figure in this list.
 

Jeff Head

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Super Moderator
Sorry, delft...but there is no doubt that both Montgomery and Eisenhower were great Generals.

Did they make some mistakes? Yes...all do.

But, you have the ability in this poll to voice your opinion and simply note vote for them.

SD members will decide as regards this poll here on SD.

It is not scientific, nor meant to be. It is gauging the thoughts of our members and is meant to more of interest and fun than anything else.
 

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