Greetings to both the now former member Helmut Von Moltke and the community as a whole. Howdy Helmut (or Kevin if you so prefer)! Well sir, in respect to your now vintage introductory posting of Thursday - July 20, 2006 - 5:52am, old yours truly will refrain from participating in your poll. Whether you know it or not, you appeared to omit the name of Erich von Manstein from the list of luminaries on your ballot. Without the inclusion of Erich von Manstein, I believe your ballot is incomplete. Have I missed something here? Incidentally, there was more than one occasion when Field Marshall Wilhelm Keitel tenured his resignation to the personage of Adolf Hitler. Field Marshall Wilhelm Keitel nominated Field Marshall Erich von Manstein as his replacement. Adolf Hitler subsequently turned down all of Field Marshall Wilhelm Keitel's letters of resignation. For Adolf Hitler, Field Marshall Wlihelm Keitel was an indispensable figure and for whatever the reason, Field Marshall Erich von Manstein did not quite fit the bill. HOW DOES YOUR POLL LOOK NOW!? Incidentally, during the entire course of the European conflict, there was absolutely NO ONE that vied for Field Marshall Wilhelm Keitel's post as Chairman of the High Command of the Armed Forces. Apparently, Field Marshall Wilhelm Keitel WAS the right general officer for the job since there was NO ONE else who had the backbone to deal with the machinations of the all knowing Bohemian Corporal. THINK ABOUT IT! Finally, I had to shake my head in absolute disbelief when you nominated Field Marshall Gerd von Rundstedt for the post of Chairman of the High Command of the Armed Forces. Field Marshall Gerd von Rundstedt loathed Adolf Hitler whom he often denigrated as that BOHEMIAN CORPORAL. Enough said! Well, that's my initial two cents or pfennigs worth on this wanting topic of interest - for now anyway. In any case, I would like to bid you a copacetic day no matter what your NEW IDENTITY MIGHT BE or where you just might happen to find yourself on Terra Firma.
It is well that war is so terrible, or we should grow too fond of it - Robert E. Lee