- Aug 2010
- Welsh Marches
I accept the general point, but there were many occasions on which the Generals wanted to make specific tactical or strategic withdrawals, and Hitler prevented to it to the disadvantage of the forces in question; it is a gross oversimplification to say that Hitler was a remarkably competent strategist and the generals merely wanted to cast blame on him for what went wrong, the generals were often right on specific occasions. I suspect that after the failure of Barbarossa, things would have gone better for the Germans if Hitler had been pushed aside and professional soldiers had assumed supreme control. As a result of initial successes achieved in very different circumstances, Hitler had far too much faith in his own genius.