Discussion in 'Military History' started by Chewy_Barry, Apr 15, 2018.
IMO, None of the above. I vote Mannerheim.
Ooops: Not allied. Ah well.
Who else did you mean by marshall?
Guderian was also pretty skilled.
George Marshall - Wikipedia
Really? George C. never came to mind? In the book "The Generals" by Thomas Ricks, he makes a good case for Marshall's handling of US Generals was a major factor in the US Army developing into a formidable fighting force in WWII. I think he let Bradley crap all over Terry Allen, but hey no one's one hundred percent right.
Crap, I thought you were referring to marshall as either Zhukov or Montgomery. Ive heard of him although I havent done too much research. Misunderstanding on my part.
One of the reasons we're here (at least most of us) is to learn something another is to help others learn something. That makes today a successful day for most of us (I use the qualifier as there's that other thread I'm participating in ....)
hmmmm............does it have something to do with the Eastern Front??
It just might...
Thought about mentioning it specifically then thought better of it. If you really want to see that sort of thing you can find it but Rich's already commented on loosing a couple hours of his life there and he found it on his own. Got insulted in the process....I have actually learned a little bit there some of it unrelated to my inability to understand what drives some individuals supposedly of the same species as I.
Yeah I've added that thread to my mental "trash pile" it was good in the beginning. Moving on from that, Barry, you're being a good sport, keep it up, I've had many false claims and unrealistic ideas on this forum that are then cleared up for me to learn from and better my knowledge on the subject. It's one of the reasons why I joined in the first place, and the great thing is you don't have to be an expert per say to converse and learn from other members mutually and respectfully.
Indeed sometimes really simple questions that on first glance "everyone should know the answer to" turn out to be very thought provoking and educational for all of us. While there are some questions that can be answered by a quick "google" that often misses deeper knowledge and understanding. Poppy's rather famous for that sort of question on this board and is well liked for it. Rambling now so I'll stop.
I don't know about best but most underrated/ignored would likely be Slim.
Not on this board though. His name comes up fairly regularly as one if not the best.
i was unaware of that, Sir. Nice to see someone appreciates the old boy's abilities.
You are correct though that he's not familiar to many outside of us WWII enthusiast. Certainly don't mind people bringing up his name. He deserves it.
Like I said in another one of these 'Best' threads, 'Best' at best is too broad of a term. (see what I did there?)
If you really want to determine who was the 'Best' you need to have some very clearly defined criteria. Are you looking for the 'best' tactician? The 'best' politician? The 'best' at logistics? etc etc.
Define, in detail, what criteria to you makes some one the 'best Allied General', fill out said criteria, and then we will see who qualifies.
Best tactician with most success.
Slim was pretty skilled as head of the British Indian army.
Monty is the only one of the three on the list that we have much to judge as to their tactical ability.