red wrote:Churchill; Gallipoli, nope definitely don't need any army support there do we lads?
Cubster wrote:red wrote:Churchill; Gallipoli, nope definitely don't need any army support there do we lads?
... and Dieppe, and the Greek campaign, and the Dresden bombing ... proof if proof be needed that a great national leader isn't the same as a great military leader and that polititians should set objectives then sit back back and keep their meddling fingers out of it!
Kearn wrote:My vote goes to General Eplhinstone (Elphy Bey to those who've read Flashman)
Biggus Dickus wrote:it was in fact McClellan I was talking about (I just looked him up) he who basically refused battlewhilst he was commander of the army of the Potomac.......at least no body died...(unless of disease)...and he didn't lose....but he wouldn't fight despite Lincolns best efforts to get him to do so.....which is why he was replaced.
But if you compare him to custer or the others he is a bit of a lightweight to be in the top 10
I stand by my first 2 choices.....but i won't go into all that again
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