FIELD MARSHAL ERICH VON MANSTEIN

FIELD MARSHAL ERICH VON MANSTEIN (1887–1973)

One of the most prominent commanders of Germany’s Wehrmacht and one of its best military strategists. Although he did not take part in the attempt to kill Hitler in July 1944, he was contacted by the Resistance in regard to it. While von Manstein did agree that change was necessary, he refused to join them as he still considered himself bound by duty: “Prussian Field Marshals do not mutiny.”

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