Who was the best WWII General From ANY Country? [Why?]

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Who was the best WWII General From ANY Country? [Why?]

Heinz Wilhelm Guderian (1888 – 1954 )- Nazi Germany
5
22%
Slim, Field Marshal William Joseph (1891-1970) - UK
2
9%
Von Manstein, Field Marshal Erich (1887-1973) - Nazi Germany
6
26%
Ferdinand Schörner (1892 – 1973)- Nazi Germany
0
No votes
Montgomery, Field Marshal Bernard Law (1887-1976) - UK
1
4%
Zhukov, Marshal of Soviet Union Georgii Konstantinovich (1896-1974) - USSR
1
4%
Rommel, Field Marshal Erwin (1891-1944) - Nazi Germany
4
17%
Patton, General George Smith Jr. (1885-1945) - USA
1
4%
Marcks, General of Artillery Erich (1891-1944) - Nazi Germany
0
No votes
Bradley, General of the Army Omar Nelson (1893-1981) - USA
0
No votes
Konstantin Konstantinovich (Xaverevich) Rokossovsky
2
9%
Other - Please Name and why?
1
4%
 
Total votes : 23

Re: Who was the best WWII General From ANY Country? [Why?]

Postby Sulla » Fri Sep 19, 2014 7:27 am

Mine would have to be Ceaser,

He always fought at front with his men, was often hugely outnumbered both in Gaul, the Civil war and other wars, but always came through.

His life changed so much and his victories spanned several decades. He always out thought the enemy, would often even pick ground unfavourable to himself, to give opponents a sense of security.

He was also truly brilliant at planning, and the strategic overview. Logistics is as much a part of winning as the battle itself and he was a master at both. Everything you read abut him, no detail was too small, he had the common touch [why most Roman Nobility hated him] he was supremely good in not just one area of warfare, but every area, he also when needed would take chances!

I think its hard to find any commander that in total terms, was as rounded in every area of warfare as Ceaser, also, one who had such a profound effect on the world, then and now. Gauis Marius was another good General, so was Sulla from Roman times, but in overall terms, from any era, I can't think of anyone that really comes close to Ceaser.

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Re: Who was the best WWII General From ANY Country? [Why?]

Postby Antony_nz » Wed Nov 19, 2014 9:22 pm

Pz_meyer wrote:
Antony_nz wrote:How about non WW2 generals?

What are your thoughts?

:twisted: Anthony NZ, is an old time fav on here.

hi dude, hope all is well :)


Hey dude! Hope your well. Yes, differently and old time favorite! Possibly the best of all time! :dance:
Just kidding :hand:
Installed Ortona?

Out of the non WW2 generals i would pick Ghengis Khan. He was very advance and forward thinking. Valued skill over blood.
Achieved the impossible. Never made any major mistakes. Showed allot of wisdom.
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Re: Who was the best WWII General From ANY Country? [Why?]

Postby KG_Werfer » Fri Nov 21, 2014 2:04 am

Out of the non WW2 generals i would pick Ghengis Khan


Sure you don't mean "The Wrath of Khan" (Star Trek) instead Anthony? 8-)
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Re: Who was the best WWII General From ANY Country? [Why?]

Postby Antony_nz » Sat Nov 22, 2014 12:56 am

No :)

But Genghis Khan easy.
His domination on the battlefield was like a video game- Human vs AI.
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Re: Who was the best WWII General From ANY Country? [Why?]

Postby SAF_Biffa » Mon Feb 23, 2015 2:03 am

Slim here too for the exact same reasons listed above.

Jan Ziska, Alexander and Lee otherwise, all for the exact same reasons.
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Re: Who was the best WWII General From ANY Country? [Why?]

Postby Blacknite3d » Sat Sep 26, 2015 11:46 pm

For Generals in WW2, my vote will go for General Tadamichi Kuribayashi from Japan. Reason: He fought on an island of no greater than 750 miles with a force of 21,000 men and a handful of tanks and artillery against a force of 110,000 men with a large naval force and air superiority. The Americans thought Iwo Jima would be captured in five days, but due to this General's leadership, he was able to hold out for more than month against overwhelming odds and knowing it is was a suicide assignment but he made his last stand with his men and shared the same hardships with them.
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Re: Who was the best WWII General From ANY Country? [Why?]

Postby Blacknite3d » Sun Sep 27, 2015 12:00 am

Forgot to mention my other input; for naval commanders, though not general, would be Karl Donitz from Germany due to his leadership he caused great terror in the seas raging war in the North & South Atlantic, the Med Sea, the Indian Ocean, and the Pacific Ocean all from his HQ in Europe. That is a wide area of responsibility he controlled, with all the logistical issues he faced, and the most severe challenges he had to encounter to be successful, and then he became the last president of Nazi Germany.
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Re: Who was the best WWII General From ANY Country? [Why?]

Postby Antony_nz » Sun Sep 27, 2015 4:07 am

Thank you ;)
But some of my old posts were dreadful. Im just looking at my old war movie thread. **Thuder*

Hope all is well on your front :)
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