Rundstedt was a brilliant military leader, quick to grasp the significance of any particular operation, to analyze the obstacles, and then in turn successfully and oftentimes brilliantly to overcome these barriers.
brilliant, military, leader, quick, grasp, significance, operation, analyze, obstacles
Von Rundstedt was a francophile, "extravagantly polite to women" and smoked too much. To those he disdained (and there were many) he was haughty, reserved and curt.
extravagantly, polite, women, smoked, disdained, there, haughty, reserved, curt
Moreover, Gerd von Rundstedt was a gentleman to the core. His natural dignity and good manners inspired the respect even of those who differed widely from him in views.
gentleman, core, natural, dignity, good, manners, inspired, respect, who
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