Erich von Manstein

Erich von Manstein quotes

Quotes by and about Erich von Manstein

(Continued from his main entry on the site.)

Manstein: "[Hitler] lacked the ... figure of [someone] truly trained in strategy."

Manstein: "[At the strategy table] Hitler turned his back on reality."

Manstein: "I have known no other man who could show the same tenaciousness in a debate as Hitler."

B.F. von Loringhoven: "It became widely known that [the strategy that led to the fall of France] was essentially the work of one man ... General von Manstein."

Adolf Hitler: "Manstein's role [in the fall of France] was relatively insignificant."

Guido Knopp: "Manstein was brought up in the tradition of the Preussian officer corps."