Manstein : Hitler's greatest general (Book, 2010) []
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Manstein : Hitler's greatest general

Manstein : Hitler's greatest general

Author: Mungo Melvin
Publisher: London : Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
"The life of Field Marshal Erich von Manstein is the story of a doomed generation: the generals who claimed they fought for Germany, not for Hitler. Like Albert Speer, the polished, urbane Manstein was no uncouth Nazi. The ablest product of the German general staff, he impressed foes and friends alike. Charged with war crimes, his case was taken up by the British historian Liddell Hart. He was sentenced to 18 years,  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Erich von Manstein; Erich von Manstein; Erich von Manstein; Erich {von Manstein
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mungo Melvin
ISBN: 9780297845614 0297845616
OCLC Number: 499070682
Description: 647 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, color maps, portraits ; 24 cm
Contents: Son of Prussia --
A rising star : the Reichswehr years --
Serving under Hitler --
At the very centre of power --
To war again --
Architect of victory --
A glorious summer --
From France to Russia --
Panzer Corps Commander --
The campaign in the Crimea --
The vain struggle for Stalingrad --
A brief glimpse of victory --
Defeat at Kursk --
Fighting on two fronts --
The last battles --
Crime and punishment.
Responsibility: Mungo Melvin.


The first proper biography of Germany's most controversial military hero.  Read more...


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