Re: History Buffs - Patton vs Rommel
Hmmm, not sure I agree on Cobra, which ironically was actually planned by Patton. It was a deadly operation for many US troops with a lot of screwups that wound up killing our own men, but the question becomes how much more deadly would the stalemate have been. The Allies just weren't getting anywhere in Normandy. They needed to break out. I fall into the "something had to be done" camp. Was Cobra the right answer? That's a question that could have another thread by itself. Did it wind up being very successful? Absolutely. But it could be another question similar to the ones about Rommell and North Africa - at what cost?
Heck, even Ike supported Market Garden, which is the very definition of ill-advised. That Monty was quite a character. And talk about not ever listening to anyone else....
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