Fritz Erich Georg Eduard von Manstein (born Fritz Erich Georg Eduard von Lewinski; 24 November 1887 – 9 June 1973) was a German Field Marshal (Generalfeldmarschall) in the Heer (Army) of Nazi Germany during World War II. He was subsequently convicted of war crimes and sentenced to 18 years imprisonment.
Erich von Manstein (24 November 1887 – 9 June 1973) was a prominent commander of Nazi Germany's World War II army . In 1949, he was tried for war crimes in Hamburg , was convicted of nine of seventeen charges and sentenced to eighteen years in prison.
Erich von Manstein, original name Erich Von Lewinski, (born Nov. 24, 1887, Berlin, Ger.—died June 11, 1973, Irschenhausen, near Munich, W.Ger.), German field marshal who was perhaps the most talented German field commander in World War II.
It was time for Manstein. FIELD MARSHAL ERICH VON MANSTEIN was a genius, and happily said so himself. It is not bragging if one can back it up, however, and Manstein could. Born as Erich von Lewinski in 1887, he was adopted as a boy by a childless aunt and uncle.
Erich von Manstein was born into an aristocratic Prussian family and joined the military at a young age. He saw combat in both World War I and World War II. Considered by both Allied and Axis powers as one of Germany's best military strategists and field commanders in World War II, von Manstein played a role in many key battles during World War ...
It was November 24, 1942. Speeding across the snow-covered landscape of eastern Ukraine, the personal command train of German Field Marshal Erich von Manstein was on its way to the southern Russian city of Novocherkassk, where he would take up his new assignment as commander of Army Group Don.
Field Marshal Erich von Manstein was the Commander of Army Group Don and commanded the effort to rescue the encircled Sixth Army. Bundesarchive photo When told of its situation, Reichsmarshal Hermann Göring, head of the Luftwaffe, declared, “I personally guarantee the supplying of Stalingrad by air.”
Fritz Erich Georg Eduard von Manstein (born Fritz Erich Georg Eduard von Lewinski; 24 November 1887 – 9 June 1973) was a German Field Marshal ( Generalfeldmarschall) in the Heer (Army) of Nazi Germany during World War II. He was subsequently convicted of war crimes and sentenced to 18 years imprisonment.
It is widely agreed that Erich von Manstein was the Wehrmacht’s finest general. He was a master of strategic planning, operational command, and tactical boldness. His memoir Lost Victories is a war-literature classic.
Verlorene Siege (English: Lost Victories; full title of English edition: Lost Victories: The War Memoirs of Hitler's Most Brilliant General) is the personal narrative of Erich von Manstein, a German field marshal during World War II. The book was first published in West Germany in 1955, then in Spain in 1956.