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Erich von Manstein (1887–1973)

Born Erich von Lewinski of Polish extraction, von Manstein was adopted by his mother's sister and her husband and took their family name. He passed out of the Cadet Corps in 1906 and saw some service in France on the Western front during World War I before going into the War Academy. From 1920 to 1937, von Manstein held various staff posts where ... See full bio »

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 2010 World War II in Colour (TV Series documentary)
- Lightning War (2010) ... Himself (as Gen. Erich von Mannstein)
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 2010 World War II in Colour (TV Series documentary)
- The Soviet Steamroller (2010) ... Himself
 2009 Apocalypse: The Second World War (TV Mini-Series documentary)
- L'├ętau (2009) ... Himself
 1998 Hitlers Krieger (TV Series documentary)
- Manstein - Der Stratege (1998) ... Himself
 1996 Hitler's Generals (TV Mini-Series documentary)
Himself (as Erich Manstein)
 1995 Hitler: A Profile (TV Mini-Series documentary)
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 1990 My Private War (Documentary)
Himself (in Kiev)
 1989 How Hitler Lost the War (Video documentary)

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Erich Manstein | Gen. Erich von Mannstein


5' 11┬╝" (1.81 m)

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In 1942, Manstein had a luxurious headquarters train of wagons-lits -- a "drawing room on wheels" which had belonged to the Queen of Yugoslavia. See more »

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