why yes, I have heard . but that came late in the game. guess i should've made it clear . By being too much of a gentleman i meant he should've taken the gloves off much earlier ,like in 1940. instead of letting all the limeys escape at dunkirk ,he should've mowed them down. instead of taking back talk from gen franco, he should've just occupied gibralter and then suez. ;blocking entrance to the med.
instead of playing the diplomatic game with hungary and romania he should've just moved in. As stalin would've done and did in finland .
remember stalin didn't have to deal with military elitists .
the junker minded wehrmact officers had to be dealt with gently at times. They didn't have the stomach that stalin's commisars became noted for.