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Lost Victories Setting & Symbolism

Erich von Manstein
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Poland, Polish Campaign

Poland was the first country that Hitler attacked military, which caused France and Great Britain to declare war on Germany in September 1939. The Polish army did not have enough modern tanks and equipment to stop the Germans. In addition, they deployed too close to the frontier, trying to protect all of the territory, which Manstein considered a mistake.

Western Front, France, Belgium, Holland, Luxemburg, Western

In May 1940, Hitler attacked on the Western front against France, Belgium, Holland, and Luxemburg. These nations were all forced to surrender by June 20th, 1940.

Operation Sea Lion

Operation Sea Lion was a proposal from Hitler to invade Great Britain in September 1940. It envisaged that the Luftwaffe or air force would first gain air superiority over Great Britain and defeat the Royal Air Force (RAF.) Hitler ended up canceling Operation Sea Lion.

The Manstein Plan

The Manstein Plan was a plan...

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