The MegaMilitary Project | Online Edition #405


Personalities, distinguished commanders, military geniuses, historic figures and personalities

Our list of biographies includes not only military personalities and distinguished battle commanders in history, but also men whose genius has earned them an unquestionable place in history or played a significant role in one of the many wars.

The biographies are not intended to be detailed essays of each individual but a compact approach to learn more about the character, strategy, talents, values, beliefs and eccentricities. When trying to analyze the outcome of many famous battles, these biographies will give us many clues on how much certain individuals directly affected the outcome through their personal contributions and the relationship with other leaders of the same periods.

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President Harry S. Truman

Politicians Biographies
Truman had served as vice president under Franklin D. Roosevelt for less than three months when Roosevelt's death thrust Truman into the White House. His administration would be rife with controversy, but the stalwart Missourian never backed away from the rigors of high office, and he assumed responsibility for all the decisions made by his administration. A small plaque on his desk confirmed Truman's conviction: "The buck stops here."

Joachim Friedrich von Heydebreck

Militarians Biographies
Joachim von Heydebreck was born on October 6, 1861 in Schwedt as the son of Lieutenant General Hennig von Heydebreck (1828-1904) and his wife, Anna von Colmar (1837-1879). He attended the Royal Pedagogy in Putbus and entered military service at nineteen.
Mao Zedong, the founding father of the People’s Republic of China and leader of the Chinese Communist Party, was born on December 26, 1893 in Shaoshan, Hunan Province, China into a wealthy farmer’s family. His truly drastic policies decisively shaped China during the twentieth century.

General Georgy Zhukov

Militarians Biographies
Georgy Konstantinovich Zhukov was born in a village in Kaluga Province, southwest of Moscow, at the end of 1896. He joined the Novgorod dragoons in 1915, rose to sergeant, and twice received the St. George's Cross. After learning military tactics in the Czar's army, Zhukov joined the new Red Army when the Bolshevik Revolution brought down the Czar.
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