Erich Von Manstein

Erich Von Manstein

Berlin, Germany
Death 9 Jun 1973 (aged 85)
Icking, Landkreis Bad Tölz-Wolfratshausen, Bavaria (Bayern), Germany
Burial Dorfmark, Heidekreis, Lower Saxony (Niedersachsen), Germany
Memorial ID 46616887 · View Source
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German Field Marshal. He served in the cadet corps from 1900 to 1906. Manstein was promoted to lieutenant in January of 1907 and then in October of 1913 entered the Prussian War Academy. During the First World War, he served in both the Western and Eastern Fronts. During the 1920s he played a major role in the formation of the Reichswehr (the German Army during the Weimar Republic) where he rose in rank. Manstein would continue to move up during the 1930s, serving in various commands. During the early days of World War II, he would help draw up the plans that led to the successful invasions of Poland and France. Manstein would also be involved in the planning of the invasion of the Soviet Union. Early on during the invasion, he was successful, but as the war continued on, he was frequently in disagreement with Hitler about the overall strategy. He was promoted to field marshal in 1942. The disagreements with Hitler continued on and he was dismissed of his command in March of 1944. After the German surrender in 1945, he was arrested and charged with war crimes. Manstein was found guilty and was sentenced on February 24, 1950 to 18 years imprisonment. He was freed on May 6, 1953 due to medical reasons. After his release, Manstein would go on to serve as a senior military advisor to West German Chancellor Konrad Adenauer. After his passing on June 9, 1973, he was buried with full military honors. During his service, Manstein was considered by many to be one of Germany's top military strategists.

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