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19. The US considered creating the rank of Field Marshal during World War Two
The US considered creating the rank of Field Marshal during World War Two so that our top generals would hold a rank equivalent to their colleagues in the allied armies but the proposal was vetoed by the US Army Chief of Staff George Marshall who reputedly said "I'll be damned if I'll be Field Marshal Marshall!"
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  -Field Marshal Tantawi Allegedly in Charge in EgyptWhat's a Field Marshall? NNN0LHI  Feb-12-11 10:31 AM   #0 
  - A Field Marshall is the Third-in-Command at a VFW post! nt  Bigmack   Feb-12-11 10:32 AM   #1 
  - Same as our five star general nt  Gaedel   Feb-12-11 10:33 AM   #2 
  - Field Marshall is generally thought to be the equivalent of a Six Star General  NNN0LHI   Feb-12-11 10:35 AM   #4 
     - Never heard of a Six-Star before  Angry Dragon   Feb-12-11 10:41 AM   #6 
     - Not really  Gaedel   Feb-12-11 10:42 AM   #8 
        - Washington was awarded six star General of the Armies, post-hu of course, in 1976.  sarge43   Feb-12-11 11:26 AM   #14 
        - Like William Marshall - whose grandfather, Gilbert  enlightenment   Feb-12-11 11:52 AM   #18 
  - The rough equivalant of a 5 star general  neverforget   Feb-12-11 10:33 AM   #3 
  - In the British Army it's ...  Puzzler   Feb-12-11 10:39 AM   #5 
  - Marshall Fields is a department store  Motown_Johnny   Feb-12-11 10:42 AM   #7 
  - A Field Marshal is the highest of high mucky-mucks.  MineralMan   Feb-12-11 10:43 AM   #9 
  - A Field Marshall is even more fancy than a Drum Major  kenny blankenship   Feb-12-11 10:45 AM   #10 
  - And Field Marshals get to wear cool sashes and lots and lots  MineralMan   Feb-12-11 10:54 AM   #12 
     - Don't forget the swag stick n/t  sarge43   Feb-12-11 11:27 AM   #15 
        - Non! Non! C'est un baton d'office.  MineralMan   Feb-12-11 11:44 AM   #16 
           - Mais naturellement n/t  sarge43   Feb-12-11 12:32 PM   #21 
  - The founder of Marshall Fields?  ClassWarrior   Feb-12-11 10:54 AM   #11 
  - +1. n/t  Peregrine Took   Feb-12-11 11:05 AM   #13 
  - This is a rank that is familiar in EU.  jwirr   Feb-12-11 11:50 AM   #17 
  - The US considered creating the rank of Field Marshal during World War Two  NoPasaran   Feb-12-11 12:09 PM   #19 
  - LOL Thanks for the story. I had not heard that.  jwirr   Feb-12-11 12:12 PM   #20 
  - funny- I use that term all the time...  FirstLight   Feb-12-11 06:31 PM   #22 

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