The 8 best industrial war generals
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