Greatest German Commander

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Totenkopf
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Post by Totenkopf » 21 May 2002 09:30

My vote went to Romel.

Becouse he was a well respected Officer both of his men and his aponents. He was the only GOD Nazi.

I think if he wouldn´t been killed he wuold have been the new Reichkansler of Germany after the war :D .

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KESSELRING!

Post by Scott Smith » 21 May 2002 09:36

I vote for GFM Kesselring.

Oh, wait! Smiling Albert is not on the list.

Okay then, I'll vote for von Manstein, followed by Guderian, and then Heinrici, Model and Hausser. Rommel doesn't make my top ten, but maybe number eleven.
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Post by Andy H » 21 May 2002 21:12

Scott

As an educated man :oops: where do you list Hoth, surely ahead of Rommel!!!!

:D Andy from the Shire

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Post by Galahad » 22 May 2002 02:21

"He was the only GOD Nazi."
I thought that was Hitler. <ig>
Sorry, I couldn't resist. : )

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HOTH?

Post by Scott Smith » 22 May 2002 04:26

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Cheshire Yeomanry wrote:Scott

As an educated man :oops: where do you list Hoth, surely ahead of Rommel!!!!

:D Andy from the Shire

Hmmm, HOTH, wasn't that the ice-planet from Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back?

Just teasing. Yes, I agree with you, Andy.
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Post by Andy H » 22 May 2002 17:45

Scott

I may have to re-evaluate you as an educated man- Hoth from the Empire Strikes Back, What do you do all day :lol: :lol: :lol:

:D Andy from the Shire

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Post by Logan Hartke » 22 May 2002 17:48

Hey, I love Star Wars. I can actually draw a great many parallels between Star Wars and WWII.

Logan Hartke

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Post by Kurasier » 22 May 2002 18:55

Hi,
I would choose Generalfelmarschall Schörner, because he was an brilliant commander and he had a good relationship to the "Frontschweine" . He gave them all his attention. Schörner showed his talent at the "Eismeerfront (Murmansk)", at Kurland and in the end as commander of the Heeresgruppe MItte.
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Post by Xanthro » 24 May 2002 01:06

But Balck isn't on the list so how can I vote?

I think Balck was the best Divisional commander, at the very least.

He got more out of his men than most commanders did.

Xanthro

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Post by Scragz » 30 May 2002 12:21

My vote would have to go to Guderian. Tell me how many other Generals had the Balls to yell at Hitler over the big Desk !!!

Anyone who takes a chance like that is OK with me.

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Post by Ovidius » 30 May 2002 14:38

Logan Hartke wrote:Hey, I love Star Wars. I can actually draw a great many parallels between Star Wars and WWII.


No need to waste your time and energy, George Lucas had already done it. The entire Star Wars series of 1976-1983(Episodes IV-VI) had been inspired by WWII, and Lucas himself admitted it in interviews.

Or at least it had been inspired from that Politically Correct vision of WWII that the popular culture admits: a state monstrosity known as the Empire(translation of the term "Reich"), led by an Evil Emperor that had "corrupted the Force", served consciously by a Dark Lord always in black and guarded by soldiers known as Stormtroopers(!!), a total disrespect for life materialised in the destruction of entire planets etc.

The tactics of WWII air combat(which are impossible to be applied in space BTW) had been used in casting the fragment with the attack on the Death Star.

Regarding the action and plot, they're pure stupidity.

Pitful.

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Post by panzermannss » 12 Aug 2002 06:12

I voted Rommel because he was a great Leader.

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Post by Schmauser » 17 Aug 2002 22:34

Manstein invented the Blitzkrieg, now that's an achievement!

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Post by Brig » 04 Jan 2003 04:12

Rommel, for sure. Right up there with Napoleon Bonaparte I when it comes to strategy.

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Post by Nagelfar » 04 Jan 2003 05:37

I voted Guderian, just going with my gut feeling. he was a realist. if Hitler would have listened to his opinion to withdraw to continue the fight, it could have led to axis victory in my opinion. but consciously moving backwards for purpose of tactics?? that type of thinking wasnt applicable to warfare in Hitlers mind

in terms of Waffen-SS, I would say Eicke.

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