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Hitler was so awful that many of his greatest leaders hatched a plot to kill him because they didn't believe that the war could be won as long as he was in power.

Had Operation Valkyrie succeeded, Germany would have owned all of Europe between France and Poland and Russia would have owned the rest.
True. Hia fanatical obsession with Russia coupled with his "motivational" tactic of not providing his men with winter gear so they'd "win more quickly" was one of the dumbest moves in military history.






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Belisarius- essentially reconquered most of the old Western Empire for Justinian, in a period of about 7 years-- but fell out of favor, and the entire Justinian revitalization fell apart.


Beat me to it. The sad thing was, Rome was left worse off after the Byzantine conquest. The Goths were actually good for Rome. Eliminating their rule left a political vacuum that made Rome easy pickings for the Lombards.

It was only after Charlemagne conquered Lombardy that Rome recovered somewhat.



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they actually did have some connection through family back in Va. All the Patton's from Va were Confederate, one had moved to La and commanded the 21st La Inf





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frick out like we said


You were there?






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LSUBrad5277
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American

Stonewall jackson
Robert e lee
Nathanial forrest
Gen george patton
Gen omar bradley
Gen dwight d eisenhower
Gen george washington

Several more im leaving out right now.






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tketaco
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Master Chief.





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WNCTiger
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Heinz Guderian.

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Heinz Guderian, (born June 17, 1888, Kulm, Ger.—died May 14, 1954, Schwangau bei Füssen, W.Ger.), German general and tank expert who became one of the principal architects of armoured warfare and the blitzkrieg between World Wars I and II, and who contributed decisively to Germany’s victories in Poland, France, and the Soviet Union early in World War II.


Many of his tactical innovations are in use by US forces to this day.

NOt an American Hero but certain noteworthy and IMO, in terms of his influence in modern warfare, deserving of mention in this thread.







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Many of his tactical innovations are in use by US forces to this day.

NOt an American Hero but certain noteworthy and IMO, in terms of his influence in modern warfare, deserving of mention in this thread.



Well if you give him credit you can also mention the British soldier and military historian of the interwar years, Liddell hart, who sought to develop a new method of warfare to avoid the destruction experienced in the First World War. His central tenet was based on elastic maneuverability, that is, the ability to maintain fluid offensive and defensive lines rather than be pinned down and drawn into a head to head fight. His theory just happened to coincide with the rearmament of Germany and its decision to put the tank at the center of its operations. And the tank is the perfect machine to carry out fluid warfare. Rommel is an excellent example of this.






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