An interesting question occurred in my mind on another what if post. _____________________________________________ Who do you think would have been put in charge of the Italian Front, if Kesselring had not been given this command and why? I think quite possible Rommel because he was familiar with the area and because he was a good General. I also have to mention a second person in the name of General Kurt Student, because of his combat experiances and as General in charge of the Fallschirmjager. He might have had a better sence of direction than Kesselring or Rommel. I know my explanation is lame but its all I have to go on for now.