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MILITARY COMMANDERS OF WORLD WAR II. ALLIED AND AXIS. LAST BRITISH SOLDIER TO LEAVE THE SHORES OF DUNKIRK Commander in Chief Middle East. Was the overseer of the allied victory at El Alamein Eisenhower wanted him to command D-Day. Major General Harold Alexander British Expeditionary Force.

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major general harold alexander british expeditionary force

Commander in Chief Middle East

Was the overseer of the allied victory at El Alamein

Eisenhower wanted him to command D-Day.

Major General Harold AlexanderBritish Expeditionary Force
simon bolivar buckner jr us
Simon Bolivar Buckner, Jr (US)
  • His father was Confederate General Simon Bolivar Buckner, SR.
    • He had surrendered to Grant in the Civil war
    • He was a HUGE RACIST
  • Alaskan Campaign
  • Commanded10th Army
    • Okinawa
    • Highest ranking American to have been killed during the War
hermann goering
Hermann Goering
  • Top Nazi, a political mass-murderer
  • Hitler\'s deputy
  • Goering the highest military rank of Reichsmarshal
  • Signed the Nazi plan for "The final solution of the Jewish problem
admiral isoroku yamamoto
Studied English in Harvard University

Planned Pearl Harbor

Yamamoto lost in the Battle of Midway

Dies in plane crash

Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto
otto skorzeny
"The most dangerous man in Europe"

Hitler\'s commando leader

SS Special Unit Friedenthal

Operation Greif (Griffin)

Otto Skorzeny
general mark wayne clark
Deputy Commander for Operation Torch, the Allied invasion of North Africa

Clark was the youngest officer to become Lt. General in 1943

December 1944 he assumed command of the 15th and British and US Armies, putting him in command of all ground troops in Italy

General Mark Wayne Clark
general dwight d eisenhower
Supreme Commander of Allied Forces In Europe

Given Rank General of the Army

Although he had never seen action himself, he won the respect of front-line commanders

General Dwight D. Eisenhower
heinz guderian hurrying heinz
XIX Army Corps

Panzergruppe Guderian during Barbarossa

Chief of OKH

Hitler dismissed him on 28 March 1945

Heinz Guderian“Hurrying Heinz”
Pioneered the “Blitzkrieg” concept
  • Took Poland 1940
  • Very successful in France
  • Captured 600,000 Soviet Troops
  • Abilities crushed by Hilter
douglas macarthur
Supreme Commander of Allied Forces in the Southwest Pacific

“I shall Return”

Oversaw Invasion forces of Philippines

“Island Hopping”

Not a good Politician.

Accepted Japanese Surrender

Douglas MacArthur
bernard law monty montgomery
British Expeditionary Force

Commanded 8th Army in North Africa against Rommell

Victory at El Alamein

Butted heads with American Commanders during Invasion of Sicily and Italy

Commander at D-Day

Bernard Law “Monty” Montgomery
chester nimitz
Commander in Chief of Pacific Forces for the United States and Allied forces

Carried out the Island Hopping campaign that leads through Iwo and Saipan and eventually on to Japan

Drank A LOT

Chester Nimitz
Commaned Admiral William “Bull” Halsey and the Marine known as “Howlin Mad” Holland Smith
  • Started as a Submariner
  • Won nearly every engagements he was involved in
georgi zhukov
Hard Core and Cruel

Lucky and Skilled

Great Leader and teacher

Defeated Japanese in only Real attempt on USSR

Saved Leningrad, Stalingrad

Drafted women and children to save Moscow

Was 1st to reach Berlin

Georgi Zhukov
george c marshall
Humorless, Cold , and Formal

He transformed the US Army from and force of 200,000 to 2 million

Formulated assault on France

Finest Soldier I have ever known

Stimson, SOW

George C. Marshall
konstantin rokossovsky ussr
Konstantin RokossovskyUSSR
  • He was the Hero of Stalingrad
  • Crushed the 6th German Army
  • Commander at KURSK
  • Finest General in the Red Army
frederich erich von manstien
Most Repsected of the German Officers

Clear and Calculating

Altered Hilter’s plans for invasion of France by going through the Ardennes

Frederich Erich Von Manstien
Most successful as a tank commander
  • Only German to achieve a major victory against the Soviets
    • Taking the Black Sea Peninsula
    • Credited with Last German victory of the war at Kharkov Rail station
george s patton
Flamboyant and charismatic

Believer in Destiny

Unloved but respected

Took Casablanca in 42’

North Africa with 3rd Armored

Sicily Trouble


Headed 3rd in Ardennes at Battle of Bulge

Most successful in territory

1000 miles in less than a year

George S. Patton
bertram ramsay
Bertram Ramsay
  • Evacuated Dunkirk
  • Transports of US troops to the war
  • In charge of naval Operations for OVERLORD (Operation Neptune)
    • 4000 ships
    • Delivered 5 divisions to the shores of Normandy
irwin rommel
“Desert Fox”

Faster than any before in France

Afrika Corps

Captured Tobruk

Defeated at 2nd El Alamein


Failed at Normandy

Suicided for Plot against Hitler

Irwin Rommel
wilhelm keitel
Wilhelm Keitel
  • Appointed Chief of Staff of German High Command & in charge of all military strategy
  • Nazi PYSCHO
friedrich paulus
Friedrich Paulus
  • Commander of the German Sixth Army in January 1942 and led the drive on Stalingrad.
  • Russian-sponsored National Committee for a Free Germany
albert kesselring
Chief of the Luftwaffe General Staff.

Almost defeated British at BOB

Commanded German Forces in all of Italy

“Soft Underbelly” 20 months

Germany as Commander in Chief West in March 1945

Albert Kesselring