I'm running this in several places on t'internet, to get a good range of answers.
I need the names of who folk consider the top three WWII tank commanders from the US, Great Britain & Commonwealth, Germany and Soviet Union - that's three from each. It's for a set of playing cards, so I need suggestions for the King, Queen and Jack cards. Also, any suggestions for the Jokers?
Post by Pouncing Tiger on Sept 18, 2011 13:49:26 GMT -5
Oh, lessee. For Britain, I suppose you have to include Montgomery. But certainly O'Conner as well. For an actual in-the-field armor commander, I think you can't do better than "Pip" Roberts of the 7th Armored.
Germany should include Rommel, of course, but also Guderian. Manstein comes to mind as well.
U.S.: Patton, of course. Creighton Abrams was Patton's right-hand man. Can't think of a third right now.
I have to do some research for the Soviets. Zhukov is right up there on the strategic level, but the Russians had some brilliant tank generals, whose names I can't recall right now. Stay tuned...