Erich von Manstein: The background, strategies, tactics and battlefield experiences of the greatest commanders of history

Erich von Manstein: The background, strategies, tactics and battlefield experiences of the greatest commanders of history

by Robert Forczyk
ISBN-10:
1846034655
ISBN-13:
2901846034656
Pub. Date:
05/25/2010
Publisher:
Bloomsbury USA
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Erich von Manstein: The background, strategies, tactics and battlefield experiences of the greatest commanders of history

Erich von Manstein was one of the most successful German commanders of World War II. His military mind proved outstanding in many a conflict but perhaps his greatest triumph was his ingenious operational plan that led to the rapid defeat of France in May 1940. Manstein also showed great skill under adversity by commanding a furious rebuff to the Soviet armies in 1943, whilst Germany were retreating. However, his skill could not reverse Germany's declining fortunes and Manstein's frequent disagreement's with Hitler over military strategy led to his dismissal. Robert Forczyk tells the story of one of Germany's most valuable military talents, from his early years to his post- war conviction and his later career.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 2901846034656
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Publication date: 05/25/2010
Series: Command Series
Pages: 64
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 4

The early years, 1887-1913 5

The military life, 1914-43 7

The hour of destiny 32

Opposing commanders 57

When war is done 58

Inside the mind 60

A life in words 62

Further reading 63

Index 64

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