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General Manteuffel

CODE: CF038

General Hasso Freiherr Von Manteuffel (1897-1978) was a German Officer who fought in both world wars rising to become one of the Third Reich’s most distinguished and decorated “Tank Generals”. During the Battle of the Bulge his Fifth Panzer Army achieved one of the deepest and most dangerous penetrations of the Allied Lines. In March 1945, while serving on the Eastern Front, Russian troops stormed his headquarters killing four of his staff. Manteuffel himself shot one Russian and killed another with a trench knife while ejecting them! After the war he entered politics and was elected to the Bundestag (the German Parliament) He was also invited to visit and lecture in the United States and met President Dwight D. Eisenhower in the White House. He died in Austria in 1978.

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