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Lost Victories Characters & Character Analysis

Erich von Manstein
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Important People

Field Marshall Eric von Manstein, Manstein, General Manstein

Manstein is the writer of these wartime memoir, which tell his experience in the war. He is well-known as perhaps Hitler's most brilliant general. Manstein steadily rose in rank from leading the 38 Army Corps in the campaign in Poland. On the staff of v. Rundstedt, commander of Army Group A, Manstein developed a plan for a surprise attack on France and Belgium through the heavily wooded Ardennes mountainous region. He met with Hitler and got this plan adopted, which was a complete success in defeating all land forces on the Western front. Manstein was dismayed when there was no concrete planning to invade Great Britain after the fall of France. Although Manstein's political views were unclear, he never wavered from the desire to military win the war against the enemy. Manstein was dismayed by the lack of focus of the...

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