Lost Victories

Erich von Manstein was raised in an aristocratic Prussian military family, serving on both the western and eastern fronts in the First World War, was injured, and served the remainder of the war in an administrative role. In the interwar period, Manstein was among a core of mid-level veterans from the first war who secretly…

Inside the Third Reich – Part 1 – Before the War

Published in 1969 after the author’s release from Spandau Prison, where he was sentenced to 20 years during the Nuremberg trials for war crimes committed during the Second World War, Albert Speer’s Inside the Third Reich examines his life as he held two very notable positions – that of chief architect, and then later as…