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Inhaltsangabe: The story of the military genius Field Marshal Erich von Manstein chronicles the misguided generation of German generals in the Second World War who claimed they fought for Germany, not for Hitler and National Socialism. The polished, urbane von Manstein was no uncouth Nazi. He persuaded the British writer Liddell Hart to assist in organising his defence during his war crimes trial at Hamburg in 1949. Sentenced to 18 years' imprisonment, he was released after three and then advised the West German government in raising its new army in the 1950s. Manstein was the mastermind who created the plan for the 1940 blitzkrieg that overran France in just six weeks. He played a key role in the invasion of Russia and conquered the Crimea, but failed to rescue the doomed Sixth Army at Stalingrad, his most controversial campaign. Three months after the inevitable failure there, he inflicted a massive defeat on the Red Army at Kharkov in a brilliantly-designed counter-attack: a battle that has been studied in military academies ever since. Major General Mungo Melvin speaks good German and knows Germany well. He has been assisted by the Manstein family, has delved deeply into the military archives and studied many of Manstein's battlefields close-hand. His book is much more than a biography of an extraordinary soldier: it describes the dilemmas encountered on operations and highlights the enduring tensions between senior military commanders and their political leaders in the prosecution of strategy. In Germany today, Manstein has become a symbol of the moral corruption of the Wehrmacht, whose commanders' actions enabled Hitler to prosecute a devastating war of conquest and perpetrate the holocaust. This book reveals the true story of Hitler and his greatest general.
Über den Autor: Major General Mungo Melvin was educated at Sandhurst, Cambridge and the German Armed Forces Staff College at Hamburg. He has directed the British Army's Strategic and Combat Studies Institute, managed the Joint Services' Higher Command and Staff Course and recently commanded the British Army's Support Command in Germany. He is currently the Senior Directing Staff (Army) at the Royal College of Defence Studies in London.
Buchbeschreibung Weidenfeld & Nicholson, 2010. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Fair. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Fair. Hardback; lean to spine, pages pulled due to weight, foxing to edge of pages, otherwise good in creased and price-clipped dustjacket. ; Maps & illustrations. ; 647 pages. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 52969
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Buchbeschreibung Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2010. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Very Good. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Very Good. First US Edition, Third Printing.. Used. Cover shows light shelf and edge wear. No highlighting, underlining or any other marks. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 80450
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