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2564 days ago

I am just now reading a book by Marshal Zhukov about his famous battles, and even he concedes that Stalin must be paid his due for his overall leadership during the war.

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2564 days ago

Today is June 11, and on this date in history, in 1937, Marshal Tukhachevsky was shot along with some other military leaders in one of Stalin's purges. The loss of such high ranking and experienced leadership probably cost millions of lives in the future World War II battles.

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2706 days ago

Yes A great military leader from slave to gladiator and lead a rebellion agianst the greatest military power. The Roman Empire.



Spartacus was a famous leader of slave uprising agianst Roman Republic. A slave that was turned into a Gladiator. Then became a accomplished Military Leader. There is littlle know about the early years of Spartacus upbringing. But from what I do know about this great leader; was his struggle to turn slaves into soliders? Also to convinced all slaves to fight for there own freedom agianst the greatest power of all? The Roman Empire! How did this happen? Spartacus had to organization Gallic slaves and gladiators to subordinate positions. This had to be done spontaneous or as soon as possible. Spartacus knew this would be a WAR for Feedom. Roman Republic though this little rebellion nothing more. Were they fooled? This would be call the Third Servile War (Gladiator War). This took place in the Roman heartland of Italy. This was alarming to Roman Republic; due to Spartacus and his repeated successes and rapidly growing band of rebel slaves. This happen from73-71 BC. The Rebellion was finally crushed through the concentrated military effort of the Roman Empire. There were about 6,000 slaves left and were all crucified from Rome to Capua. It is believed that Spartacus died with his men on the battlefield?


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2707 days ago

Phillip II was the father of Alexander the Great! He as truly a brave and nobel leader. Was king of Macedon. Phillip won many battles and had several wife's. The most famous of his daughters were Clleopatra. Yes he was right up there with any great military leader? One of his own bodyguards killed him during a celebration for Alexander. Then he was assassination! King Phillip was reguarded as a Hero. Demades proposed the Phillip II should be reguarded as the thirteenth God. But the Macedonians did no consider Phillip a God. But was recognition by all Greeks as a great King. Yes he was great and powerful leader.

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2708 days ago

Great military solider for the Contental Army but histroy tell us differant? He was brave and took over as we call it leads when no other commander was around. Like I said brave but not a true leader. He should not be on this list. Thanks

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2813 days ago

You have to hand it to a Admiral Dönitz for his brilliant submarine strategy during WWII.

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2813 days ago

My dad served under Patton in WWII. Everybody hated Patton except his soldiers who supported and appreciated him. The soldiers loved "the Old Man."

All the parasites who hung around a military establishment such as news media reporters, administrators, politicians and such were the ones who did not like Patton.

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2813 days ago

His great strength was his ability to keep everything on track and to keep the coalition moving forward. He also had iron in his personality but would use it only when necessary.

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2827 days ago

This Fairfax, "Black Tom" was the third Lord Fairfax, and his father was the second Lord Fairfax. Both were the leading parliamentary generals fighting the king during the English Civil War in the 1640's and were in command during most of the great victories. Oliver Cromwell was their subordinate but because the Fairfaxes eschewed politics to a great extent, and Cromwell indulged in politics during that period, Cromwell is better remembered.

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2836 days ago

Today is September 13, and on this date in history, in 1475, Cesare Borgia was born in Italy. He was a premier player in the Italian wars of the late middle ages and early Renaissance. He looks interesting on paper, at least. I tried to watch the The Borgias series on cable television recently and it was so deadly boring that I didn't finish the series. You would think that a era filled with sex, assassinations, wars, betrayals, and various and sundry crimes would be made somewhat interesting but it wasn't. If you wanted to see a 16th Century Godfather, you were disappointed.

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