Top Ten Best World War II Generals
Actually, he was one of the German military leaders in D-Day (but the Germans were tricked by the Allies into believing that they would attack at a different location) and contrary to popular belief, he wasn't directly involved in the assassination attempt on Adolf Hitler. He was only guilty of not telling the German High Command about it when he learned of it as many of his friends were involved in the conspiracy.
Rommel was by far the greatest general of World War II with his humane treatment of his prisoners and his superb fighting skills. He was unlike many of the other German leaders.
Desert fox for a reason! Respected by enemies and adored by the German soldiers, he was instrumental in turning a defeat for Axis in North Africa (1941) into a winning position by almost seizing the Suez Canal
He was one of the few German Generals who never came under bad influence of committing bad deeds at war. Rommel fought good fights, ripped orders from Hitler in regards of executing captured Jewish soldiers and POWs and treated prisoners politely unlike typical German soldiers who committed atrocities. Bless the Desert Fox.
The most briliant action in whole WW2 was the win over France in that short time and he came up with the plan so is there anything more needed to be said?
Best general of WW2 period! Saved German collapse in early 1943 in the Eastern Front. Was the main responsible for collapse of France and taking of Sevastopol. He single handedly saved german defeat for at least a year by his counterstrike at Kharkov
Manstein was a master of all phases of warfare, offense, defense, siege operations, and counteroffensive. The German invasion of France in 1940 was Manstein's plan. The Allies, particularly the Soviets were fortunate that Hitler sidelined him for the last year and a half of the war.
He held more military knowledge in his pinky than most other generals had in their whole body. Brilliant and hard as a rock. He's my choice
Not sure about overall #1 military WWII figure (ingnorant of Nazi and Russians as well the Allies) but he is my choice.
The fearless dual-pistol toting lunatic you never want to do battle against.
The Red Army was more responsible for the defeat of Germany than any other force. Marshall Zhukov was the man in charge.
Was a greatest commander during WW2. He was a person who saved Moscow from defeat. He commanded Western Front during battle of Rzhev and played a major role in taking over Rzhev, He and Vasilevsky made operation Uranus of encircling 9th army before the end of the war he was playing the major role in WW2 decisive battles. I don't know who the hell put Patton in the first place here lol
Nemesis of the Nazis! Instrumental in defence of Mosvow and later drive towards Germany from 1943 onwards. Go to man of Stalin
The man responsible for pearl harbor.
Cool headed guy that had a lot of ego's to contend with but did a great job.
This man kept the magnificent egos in check. Being a libra allowed him to do this
This guy was the main reason for german victory in northen europe and eastern front. He was the only german genral to criticize the hitler sadly later he was removed and fired. If hitler listened to him we might be learning different history.
The best general in Ww2. Dismisses because of saving his soldiers.
Father of the blitzkrieg
Douglas Macarthur was the best general, hero of 3 war, his dedication for US and philippine allowed to win the war against Japan.He achieved remarkable success in the Pacific Theater (1941-45) despite his inadequate supplies and limited numbers of troops and ships. He is unmistakably the greatest american strategist
The great U.S. general that was fired.
The greatest u.s general
He made the Gustav line around Rome protecting Northern Italy from the allies.
He was able to maintain and rebuild an army when Britain stood alone against Germany et al, the Russians out of the picture, and no American army. That took more courage than any US general.
A great general, but only in his own mind.
He led lots of fights in Europe. The best!
Played a Key role in both Moscow and Stalingrad, was responsible for the victory at Kursk and destroyed the Herresgruppe Mitte, in the to this day greatest defeat of german armed forces.
Fiery, aggressive, my type of general. Should be up there with Rommel.
The Man saved the Soviets. He was a serial winner.
T his guy hid out in England until they were ready to enter Paris?
Few could have done more with what they had. He used terrain to his advantage and made excellent use of ambush warfare. He was also good at organisation and wider strategy, for example by shifting his reserves from one front to another during The Winter War he was able to counter multiple different Soviet forces and defeat each in turn.
Very smart in using the submarines to hold off the Japanese while the Navy was rebuilding.
He was commander of the pacific fleet. How is he not on the list?
If he is the one that won at Midway then he deserves to be on the list
A man who fought a powerful enemy with last of all the supplies and reflected on his mistakes made. He was able to beat the Japanese at their own game yet is very rarely mentioned.
The "Forgotten General" of the"Forgotten Army". Took over an army near Siam, and when he was removed from command, the troops rioted. He also fought the Japanese and Siamese out of Indochina and Siam.
Tactically excellent in battle of France.
Strategically excellent in the rest of the war.
Without him America would have persuaded Churchill to invade France by 1942 or 43
Allies loose ww2. Stalemate in Europe Adolph wins
Was the most skilled marshal of the Soviet Union, he was one of the only ones who actually accomplished favourably casualty rates and one of the only ones who won while being outnumbered. He defeated Balck, the most brilliant German commander and second best commander of the war, while being outnumbered.
He defeated 150,000 Italians with 30,000 men, got captured, was released and then returned to a corps command in Europe. A man who used combined arms to full effect.
He would have taken Italian north Africa had Churchill not pulled away his already small army, and he was beaten and captured by Rommel while outnumbered so not much of a minus there
Himmler had no military talent. His performance in command of Army Group Vistula proves this.