Most underated?




 
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January 27th, 2005  
KC72
 
 

Topic: Most underated?


Who do you think are the unsung military figures in history? People who do not get enough credit or people we might not have heard of? For my part i think General Slim.
January 27th, 2005  
battery
 
Battle of Thermopylae is sometimes overlooked..


http://www.geocities.com/the_temple_...0spartans.html
January 27th, 2005  
Marksman
 
 
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Battle of Thermopylae is sometimes overlooked..


http://www.geocities.com/the_temple_...0spartans.html
battle of thermopylae is basic history knowledge u get in elementary school,how is it overlooked?
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January 27th, 2005  
KC72
 
 
What about the mongol subati?
January 27th, 2005  
Whispering Death
 
 
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Originally Posted by battery
Battle of Thermopylae is sometimes overlooked..


http://www.geocities.com/the_temple_...0spartans.html
battle of thermopylae is basic history knowledge u get in elementary school,how is it overlooked?
Maybe in the Baltic states, but I'd bet less than 1 in 300 Americans could even correctly identify what part of the world Thermopole is in, much less what happened there.
January 27th, 2005  
battery
 
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Originally Posted by battery
Battle of Thermopylae is sometimes overlooked..


http://www.geocities.com/the_temple_...0spartans.html
battle of thermopylae is basic history knowledge u get in elementary school,how is it overlooked?
Maybe in the Baltic states, but I'd bet less than 1 in 300 Americans could even correctly identify what part of the world Thermopole is in, much less what happened there.

January 27th, 2005  
A Can of Man
 
 
How about Air Chief Marshal Lord Hugh Dowding who was in charge of the RAF fighter command during the Battle of Britain?



The other would be General Lee Sun-shin who, with his 12 ships, sank over 100 Japanese ships without firing a single shot. He cleverly used the study of tides and currents to lure the Japanese into a trap. He let mother nature take care of everything else.

January 28th, 2005  
Doppleganger
 
 
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How about Air Chief Marshal Lord Hugh Dowding who was in charge of the RAF fighter command during the Battle of Britain?



The other would be General Lee Sun-shin who, with his 12 ships, sank over 100 Japanese ships without firing a single shot. He cleverly used the study of tides and currents to lure the Japanese into a trap. He let mother nature take care of everything else.

I've not heard of General Lee Sun-shin (although what he did sounds pretty amazing) but Air Marshall Lord Dowding is a good choice.

When you say overlooked I assume you mean by the general public at large? In that case the following guys are well overlooked:

Subotai
Heinz Guderian
Erich von Manstein
Leonidas
Hans Ulrich Rudel

Apologies if my choices are WW2 loaded but that's the subject I know most about.
January 28th, 2005  
MadeInChina
 
the strategist from the three kingdoms : ZHuGeLiang

he was a brillant tactician, especially in the use of fire, in which he first suggeste teh use of gunpowder. his plans were brillant and he had a 99% win during his entire life
January 28th, 2005  
A Can of Man
 
 
I've actually heard that name... probably because I've read some of that stuff ages ago.
Can't remember much though.