Erich von Manstein quotes
Quotes by and about Erich von Manstein
(Continued from his main entry on the site.)
Guido Knopp: "Manstein was brought up in the tradition of the Preussian officer corps."
Manstein: "[Hitler] lacked the ... figure of a [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."
Hitler: "Manstein's role [in the fall of France] was relatively insignificant."