Rubicon Models: Major General Sir Percy Hobart
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Weekend teaser for the last weekend of 2016… Major General Sir Percy Hobart. He is a much under-considered, and under-appreciated general in the history of WW2. Partly because he was a bit of a nutter, and partly because the limited action he did see is hard to assess.
Nonetheless Hobart was one of the most important technical and tactical developers of Allied armour techniques, and was responsible for training the famed 7th Armoured Division (the Desert Rats) for its early Blitzkreigs in North Africa (though he didn’t get to lead it into battle); for training the outstanding 11th Armoured Division – probably the best British armoured division of the D-Day to Germany campaign (though he didn’t get to lead it into battle); and developing and leading the extraordinary 79th armoured division (Hobart’s Funnies) through that vital campaign. Liddell Hart said this ‘hat trick’ of the 3 best British armoured divisions of the war alone made him incomparable, let alone his influence on armour overall.
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