If Eisenhower hadn't been named as Supreme Commander, who would have been a better choice? The two most obvious choices would be the American George Marshall or the British Alan Brooke. But, would they have done a better job than Eisenhower given the situation? Always felt that Marshall was a great organizer, but as a field commander, I'm not so sure. And Brooke was a solid field commander, as he had shown in 1940, but with his personality and strong opinions, he probably wouldn't have helped hold the coalition together. Eisenhower, no matter what he and his supporters say, was a great political general. As a military general, not so much. But again, given the situation, he was the best possible choice. Agree? Disagree? Any other nominees?