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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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 2019 Greatest Events of WWII in Colour (TV Mini Series documentary)
- Blitzkrieg (2019) ... Self
 2017 Les coulisses de l'Histoire (TV Mini Series)
- Hitler, l'art de la défaite (2017) ... Self
 2010 Secrets of the Dead (TV Series documentary)
Self - Commander, 11th Army
- Deadliest Battle (2010) ... Self - Commander, 11th Army
 2009 World War II in Colour (TV Mini Series documentary)
- The Soviet Steamroller (2009) ... Self
- Lightning War (2009) ... Self (as Gen. Erich von Mannstein)
 2009 Apocalypse: The Second World War (TV Mini Series documentary)
- L'étau (2009) ... Self
 1995-2004 Battlefield (TV Series documentary)
Self - German General
- The Battle of France (1995) ... Self - German General
 1998 Hitlers Krieger (TV Series documentary)
- Manstein - Der Stratege (1998) ... Self
 1998 Sworn to Secrecy: Secrets of War (TV Series documentary)
- Sitzkrieg: The Phony War ... Self (uncredited)
 1996 Hitler's Generals (TV Series documentary)
Self (as Erich Manstein)
 1995 Hitler: A Profile (TV Mini Series documentary)
Self (uncredited)
 1990 My Private War (Documentary)
Self (in Kiev)
 1989 How Hitler Lost the War (Video documentary)

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Alternate Names:

Erich Manstein | Gen. Erich von Mannstein


5' 11¼" (1.81 m)


Jutta Sybille von Loesch  (her death)  (3 children)

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Personal Quote:

Jewish Bolshevik system must be wiped out once and for all and should never again be allowed to invade our European living space ... It is the same Jewish class of beings who have done so much damage to our own Fatherland by virtue of their activities against the nation and civilization, and who promote anti-German tendencies throughout the world, and who will be the harbingers of revenge. Their ... See more »


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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