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The 8 best industrial war generals

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A friend and I were discussing Thomas Ricks’ list of the worst generals in American history when we decided to make a list of our own. Our list isn’t ranked and it doesn’t focus solely on the U.S., instead we try to cover generals from around the world, and only those who commanded during the industrial warfare era (the time from the Civil War to before the end of the Cold War).

Additionally, our list only covers land generals so there are no Navy and Air commanders (nothing against them). The list is in alphabetical order. Please add in the comments any you think are missing.

  • Omar Bradley
  • Vo Nguyen Giap
  • Helmuth Von Moltke (the Elder)
  • Bernard Montgomery
  • George S. Patton
  • Ariel Sharon
  • William Sherman
  • Geory Zhukov
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Written by gringolost

June 3, 2010 at 7:28 pm

Posted in war

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  1. I want snarky running commentary on each, or this list is worthless to me. There need to be stories -these guys definitely have good ones.

    KEP

    June 4, 2010 at 12:14 am

    • Done…. sort of. Part I (Omar Bradley) is on the board.

      gringolost

      June 4, 2010 at 11:53 pm

  2. Ariel Sharon I’ll put on there just because he seems to make generally poor decisions based on short term prospects. Guy’s gotta take some perspective.

    IQE

    June 4, 2010 at 1:01 am

    • Yeah, I wouldn’t say we picked Sharon based on his political record. But he performed exceptionally well during the Six-Day War, the Yom Kippur war, and the years in between. For this, we put him on the list.

      gringolost

      June 4, 2010 at 3:39 pm


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