terça-feira, 30 de novembro de 2010

The "Best General" poll

It has been very interesting to follow the evolution of our poll regarding the best general of WWII. 
It seems the doubt now is whether the final victory will belong to Rommel or Manstein, since your votes have mostly resided with these two characters, who have been consistently tied.
I think Rommel is more appealing, as a character. The dash and initiative he inspired in his foot soldiers, while leading from the front line, were seldom equaled by any other high ranking officer in the Wehrmacht. 

Manstein was a true blue product of Prussian military tradition. Thorough and highly professional, his credits as a strategist were second to none. From the invasion of France in 1940, to the battles in Russia, this guy's intellectual superiority in war was recurrently proven.

It will be up to you to decide who will be the winner of this (outstanding...) poll.


5 comentários:

  1. Nem mais!
    Um dos melhores textos deste blog.
    Duma simplicidade genial e em sintonia com a "poll" em curso.

  2. Sir Leslie Morshead. Commander of 9th Australian Division. Defender of Tobruk. Never defeated in battle by Rommel. Undefeated in the South and Central Pacific War.

  3. I've agreed with the other 28 people who voted for Rommel.

  4. I voted for Von Manstein - The way he reorganize and kept the line after the German defeat of Stalingrad was masterful (not to mention the taking of Sebastopol).