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"Most Overrated German General of WWII: Paulus" Topic

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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian16 Jun 2018 9:00 a.m. PST

You voted! TMP link

Winston Smith Supporting Member of TMP16 Jun 2018 9:51 a.m. PST

How do you become overrated when you were never rated high to begin with.

That is my problem with that whole overrated/underrated nonsense.

Texas Jack16 Jun 2018 10:28 a.m. PST

So does this mean he was even worse than his reputation?

deephorse16 Jun 2018 11:50 a.m. PST

Indeed, who rated him anyway?

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP16 Jun 2018 11:51 a.m. PST

Until he was given independent command he was considered a brilliant staff officer

Clearly a good example of the Peter Principle

robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP16 Jun 2018 12:06 p.m. PST

No, it's true. He was the most over-rated German general of WWII. What isn't as often mentioned is that it was Hitler who over-rated him. No one else seems to have.

Battle Phlox16 Jun 2018 12:27 p.m. PST

I agree with Winston. I'm not sure people understand the concept of what overrated means. It means that people have a higher regard for your competence than it actually is.

Given that Model is on the list should say a lot. If anything, he is underrated.

Dynaman878916 Jun 2018 1:11 p.m. PST

Yeah – WHO? rated him highly to being with?

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