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Signed Letter (1965) From Erich Von Manstein, Famous Wwii German Field Marshall For Sale
Signed 1965 Letter by Famous WWII German Field Marshall Erich von Manstein
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I'm selling this fascinating letter for the family of a history professor, who in 1966 wrote to Erich von Manstein. He asked questions (apparent from the answers) about his views of the English and Russians, and also under what circumstances the Germans might have been able to win against the Russians (or something to that effect). Von Manstein was one of the most prominent commanders of the Wermacht, and was held in high esteem as one of Germany's best military strategists. The letter, written on both sides of a 5-3/4 x 8-1/4 paper, was examined for me by a friend of mine who is a historian and native German speaker. Here's what she said:
He says: If England would
not have encouraged Poland not to talk and make a deal with the Germans, and if
England would not have pressured France into participating in the War, in
Manstein's view Germany and Russia would have overrun Poland and divided it
among themselves. But, he thinks that in very short time, there would have been a
huge conflict and even war between Germany and Russia, and the Western Forces
would have been the referees.
Concerning the German
battle against the Soviet Union, he thinks the following: It would have been
much better if Hitler had conveyed the concept to the Russians that he was going
to free them from Stalin's tyranny instead of suppressing them even further.
His conclusion: To conquer
the entire Soviet Union and fight against people who were willing to fight until
the bitter end, would have been totally unwinnable anyway.
BUT, von Manstein also
thinks that in the beginning of 1943 the Germans -- if they had had a good
military leadership-- would have been able to reach a Remis (draw) with the
If the Germans would have
been able to fend off the invasion of the Normandy they would have been able to
get the Russians to stop their advance into Germany and the War might have ended
with a truce.
This interesting and historical letter (with it's fascinating persepective) is obviously worth more than the very low starting offer, and are being sold with .
Shipping in the USA in a stiff mailer via First Class Package rate will be @ $2.75 (exact shipping cost only).
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