Lost Victories has ratings and 48 reviews. Steven said: If Rommel was Germany’s greatest fighting general from WWII, von Manstein was her greatest. That is what Field Marshal von Manstein suggests in his title, Lost Victories. By the summer of , after defeating France, Hitler’s Germany was master of. Lost Victories by Erich Manstein, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.

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Manstein makes little to victoies note on the evils of the Nazi regime, keeping the writing strictly to military decisions at the operational level. The E-mail message field is required.

He also spoke of the Italian artillery units, in the desert war. This would be like reading a biography of a Confed This was a really great book and I can’t believe I haven’t read this up until now. Your list has reached the maximum number of items.

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And, in this context, of Hitler’s orders not to retreat, despite the desperate strategic situation in which the German forces vicrories themselves. But as a military look at w This memoir and Panzer Battles are highly informative, well written and highly biased accounts of the grim Eastern Front campaigns. What a ridiculous apologetic! War in the east.

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Nov 20, Jay rated it really liked it. Sep 25, Mac rated it it was amazing. Want to Read saving…. This would be of particular intellectual interests for those who have some knowledge about the background and how these event turned out historically. Many mmanstein have called Verlorene Siege unreliable and apologetic.

He was the initiator and one of the plann Erich von Manstein served the German military as a lifelong professional soldier. Cancel Forgot your password? I had heard of the German tank commander from reading other historical accounts of things during WWII. Could somebody combine this kindle book to the rest of the mnstein. The Polish Bzura counteroffensive, though later dwarfed by Soviet battles, was the largest of its kind up to that time.


Preview — Lost Victories by Erich von Manstein. After Manstein became an Army group commander, he had many meeting with Hitler, often the 2 of them alone. Preview this item Preview this item. There’s an appendix at mamstein end of the book with a brief biography, but it is very scarce. I would read it in spite of all this, because even though he may say what is to be expected it I am about half way through this book.

Lost Victories : War Memoirs of Hitlers Most Brilliant General [Paperback]

This book was an interesting perspective from one of the best German Generals. The growth of partisans behind the German is similarly whitewashed. There were a number of details in the book that I haven’t seen elsewhere and were very helpful After Manstein became an Army group commander, he had many meeting with Hitler, often the 2 of them alone. Your request to send this item has been completed.

Any Luftwaffe support was too little, too late. Hats off to the master tactician who always fought against overwhelming numerical odds and pulled off the impossibles – especially Third battle of Kharkov and Battle of Crimea. The E-mail Address es field is required. Views Read Edit View history.

By that I first read an edition of this when I was a teenager, in the late ‘s. Perhaps he is hiding something? Manstein was famous for “Manstein plan” which was used to take the battle of France in WWII, he was widely considered the best general in his time, and this book provides a lot of details of this thinking of vitcories war, and his struggle with Hitler’s inner circle.

His biggest problem was Hitler’s insistence on holding every inch of ground captured, which placed too great a burden on the Germans’ over-extended and exhausted troops. Please enter the message. This was one of the best war time memoirs that I’ve read. Powell rated it really liked it. This could give the British and French an excuse for not fulfilling their treaty obligations to Poland [which they did not fulfill anyway].


Every once in a while discussions become heated but overall everything is very sanitized and stiff upper lip. Even if they are sometimes cluttered, they are very well drawn and virtually all place names included in the narrative can be found on at least one map, making it very easy to follow the sometimes swirling action. The essential thing, as he wrote, is to “know how the main personalities thought and reacted to events. The essential thing, as he wrote, is to “know how the main personalities thought and reacted to events.

He received acclaim from the German leadership for the victorious battles of Perekop Isthmus, Kerch, Sevastopol and Kharkov. Now in this particular case I know that Manstein glosses over the atrocities committed by German soldiers and he makes no mention of the Holocaust as did all the biographies written by any of the German generals.

Accounts of the trial, the case against Manstein, and his defense are readily available online. As his mastery of strategic thinking grew, in he as chief of staff in one German army planned, pushed for and eventually won Hitler’s approval over the heads of German military headquarters of his plan that won France in six weeks.

It is not an autobiography strictly speaking, as there’s very little said about his childhood or his military career during WWI. Erich von Manstein Find more information about: The title ‘Lost Victories’ is aptly named. His “Panzer drive” is described in a page chapter.