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In 1887, Erich von Manstein was born on this day in Berlin. During World War II he served as commander-in-chief in the East (Oberbefehlshaber Ost). Credited with defeating the Soviet Union, Von Manstein convinced Hitler of the need for a new overall strategy on the Eastern Front, advocating an elastic, mobile defense.