TYPE: Letter
COMPONENTS: 1p. 4to., signed
CONDITION: File holes else very good.
NOTES: Hasso von Manteuffel (1897-1978) Commander of the 5th Panzer Army which spearheaded the ill-fated Ardennes offensive of January 1945. After vainly requesting more help from a vacillating Hitler, he spoke despairingly of "a corporal's war".

Later served as a delegate to the Bundestag (1953-7).
ITEM ID: 3881

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Letter from Hasso von Manteuffel

Year: 1966
Decade: 1960s
Century: 20th (1901-2000)
Notes: June 3, 1966

A letter sent to Ammersee on June 3, 1966 to an American history professor.

The letter read in part: “…thank you for your invitation to visit you… the date depends on Columbia Pictures and when they can start with the interior photography… the script writer told me this will happen in the fall… the mentioned books from Gen. Hossbach are in their second edition… new research was included… thank you also for writing in German despite the fact that I am fluent in English… I can read the books by Ryan and Toland…”.