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Rommel is Mat?

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Just listen to TopTenz on YouTube discussing unappreciated military heros. Rommel was quickly dismissed by Hitler’s Germany after outgeneraling Patton. Patton notes that he read Rommel’s book on infantry. Rommel advocates rapid infantry movement.

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I don't like the comparison at all. RJ certainly didn't intend for readers to make a connection like that either, as far as I can tell. 

 

I have to admit that Rommel was one of the few German Generals that believed in proper ethical treatment of POWs, and wasn't a card carrying NAZI  (like most of them around Hitler).  He was implicated in and forced to commit suicide for the July 44 plot to assassinate the Corporal, but we don't have proof (that I'm aware of) that he was actually part of the plot.

 

Having said that, considering slavery (channelers/da'cavole (sp?)) and torture, I suppose that Mat leading the Seanchan isn't too far removed on the ethics scale from being a General for Nazi Germany.

 

 

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Mat is not Rommel, most definitely not.

To my mind, Mat is more Flavius Aetius, and Darius, since Demandred is shown with A Memory Of Light as Xerxes and also more Atilla The Hun. 

That is going by his brutal dispatch of the 50 captives, and the slaughterhouse he put up after The Last Battle started.

Only Flavius Aetius and Darius curved both brutal conquerors, historically, with mixed results since the Battle Of The Catalonian Fields went to Attila, while the Battle Of Marathon went to Darius, and these two battles were brutal clashes equal of the Last Battle in ferocity.

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