Sunday, December 24, 2017
Still another extract with commentary from: "The Reader's Companion to Military History".
"The Ten Most Underrated Commanders."
* Aetius. [Roman]
* Saladin. [Ayyubid dynasty Egypt]
* Suleiman I. [Ottoman]
* Maurice of Nassau. [Dutch]
* George Washington. [American]
* Charles Cornwallis. [English]
* George Thomas. [Union]
* Ferdinand Foch. [WW1]
* K.K. Rokossovsky. [WW2]
* Mathew Ridgway. [WW2/Korea]
Mathew Ridgway that only senior American commander that seems to emerged from the Korean War with HIS REPUTATION MORE OR LESS INTACT.
Three Americans among the ten listed! NOT so bad.
NO inclusion of Winfield Scott? His military campaign during the Mexican-American War of 1848 earning the admiration of no less an authority than the Duke of Wellington, Arthur Wellesley.