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Nicest Leader of WW2

Discussion in 'Leaders of World War 2' started by Commando, Oct 9, 2007.

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    Monty - beloved by his fellow officers, especially his American Allies...

    :grin:

    Sorry, I couldn't resist... :oops:
     
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    I would go for Patton on allied side and Rommel on german side.
     
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    NICEST!!!!

    Patton the NICEST???? you must be joking!He was a very efficient commander but a big mouthed bully, hardly nice.
    Do not forget we are talking about 'NICEST', are we talking of the leader of a Country? Army? Division?Boy Scouts? What-ever? Would your Mother invite him to tea? :roll:
     
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    I don't think Patton was exactly the nicest leader of WW2, but if I were a German soldier, I would definitely say Rommel was the nicest German commander. :D
     
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    General Omar Bradley was known by his troops as the "Soldier's General" because of his care and compassion for the soldiers that served under him.

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    Re: NICEST!!!!

    No, because he is dead. You can't invide a dead body, now can you :D
    I wouldn't mind serving under patton. besides, his speeches were very good, so i heard.
     
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    Monty was generally loved by the troops under him, mostly because they knew that he liked to win battles at the lowest cost of British lives possible. However it does make him a nice person. :wink:
     
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    Monty was a great character :lol: .
     
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    Rommel was respected by both sides, but he wasn't really loved by his troops, as he had a reputation for pushing his units to breaking point, in his campaigns.
    While there sometimes might have been a good military reason for this, it didn't make him too popular with his own men.

    ps, you really should read about the arguments Rommel had with other senior German and Italian commanders in the North African Campaign, it makes the arguments between Monty, Ike and Bradley seem like a storm in a tea cup
     
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    Yeah, I guess so.
     
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    most likeble imo , would be leaders as portrayed by henry fonda , gregory peck or jack hawkins

    james mason ,alec guiness ,trevor howard and lawrence oliviea make great leaders but are not nearly sp likeble ...
     
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    Gregory Peck was the Squadron Leader in "Twelve O'clock High", a movie of the American bomber war. It was a pretty good film.
     
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    How were Collins,Hodges and Marshall looked at? the only people that seem ever to be mentioned :(

    Patton
    Bradley
    Rommel
    Monty
    Eisenhower
     
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    Who were they. I've never heard of them?
     
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    Are you joking, okay, i never heard about Collins but:
    Marshall was the big guy in Washington, drawing up all the plans and later was the one who came up with the Marshall-plan
    Hodges was a US-army commander whoes armie was involved in the battle of the buldge (right north of the ardennes) and was one of the few American commanders who had the pleasure on serving under montgommery.

    And now for Revere: Who was Collins???
     
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    Nicest leader.

    Well, I think 'Phil Collins', he's a good leader and quite a 'nice' chap I believe.
     
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    Who was he. :oops:
     
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    I worded that wrong it ment to say

    hos were Collin,Hodges and Marshall looked at? Also to the list ill add Taylor. subtract collins i dont even know why i put that in...



    the only people ever metioned are.

    Patton
    Bradley
    Rommel
    Monty
    Eisenhower
     
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    Who was Taylor! :lol:
     

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