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Lost Victories Summary
Erich von Manstein

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Lost Victories Summary

Plot Summary

Manstein was a career officer in the German Army and was Chief-of-Staff of Southern Army Group in the invasion of Poland in September 1939. Soon a Polish army was surrounded by the quick German Panzer tank troops and Warsaw was approached. The French declared war but refused to make a serious attack on Germany, and Poland was defeated. After the campaign, the question was how to defeat France and Great Britain quickly. Manstein was concerned that Hitler did not properly give the Armed Forces General Staff or O.K.H. responsibility for formulating a war plan. The O.K.H. did formulate a plan that was like the World War I invasion plan. Manstein suggested that instead German panzer forces be poured into the Ardennes forest region and then turn north and cut off enemy forces in Northern France and Belgium. The plan was adopted and was a complete...

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