People: Generals'-Eye View

On the literary front, in a reflective piece for the newspapers, General Sir Archibald Percival Wavell, British Commander in Chief in India, chose as the six greatest generals of all time: Marlborough, Belisarius, Wellington, Frederick, Lee, Napoleon, in order. He picked no "greatest" war, but made plain a little of his feeling about this one. "Possibly my reflections may give others a rest from the present grim business," he concluded, "by reminding them of older and better wars." High aim of U.S. Army maneuvers in Tennessee (see p. 67) is the development of...

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