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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What a ridiculous apologetic!

Retrieved from ” https: Some features of WorldCat will not be available. After initial successes, 11th Army had to fight off Soviet counterattacks and amphibious landings in their rear, which hindered their efforts to subdue the fortress city of Sevastopol. While there is certainly a great deal of truth in the idea that Hitler kept his mantein compartmentalized there is also strong evidence that on the whole they know more than they cared to admit.

From there he rose to command groups of armies on the eastern front as Field-Marshall von Manstein. Discussing the invasion of PolandManstein alleged Poland’s ,anstein of military losy Even though the days of huge land battles are long gone, von Manstein’s memoires teach us how huge strategic situations can be thought about and handled.

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Sep 20, Pieter rated it it was amazing Shelves: I am about half way through this book. Showing great operational flexibility and creativity, Manstein dealt with these threats and then refocused efforts on Sevastopol, which manztein to the Germans in July Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide.

A German defeat in the East was never the way it was meant to be if only… The eclipse of O. Manstein portrayed the average Soviet soldier as losst but poorly led.

Lost Victories : The War Memoirs of Hilter’s Most Brilliant General

I first read an edition of this when I was a teenager, in the late ‘s. His frustration with Hitler is clear, and the book also details his disagreements with Hitler and the OKH abt the handling of the war. He and his troops performed very well, but as they were nearing their goal, Manstein was suddenly transferred to the Ukraine to take over 11th Army of Army Group South. He starts of the book pretty much working for von Rundstedt just before the war.


He wouldn’t let anyone try.

In he was tried in Hamburg for war crimes and was convicted of “Neglecting to protect civilian lives” and using scorched earth tactics which denied vital food supplies to the local population. Upon re-reading, it is ultimately unsatisfying and leaves one wanting more. Refresh and try again. Advanced Search Find a Library.

But officers can think that. Other books in this series. While this incident certainly provides a logical and convenient stopping point, one certainly would have appreciated his thoughts on the victorkes year of the war, even if he was no longer actively in command. As I felt it was heavy to read sometimes, lacking the proper knowledge of the geography and environment, I had to piggyback on a map to create a picture of the events in my mind.

Citations are based on reference standards. But as a military look at what occurred this is a valuable book. Dec 24, Lei rated it really liked it Shelves: Please enter the message.

Manstein succeeds in giving the reader a clear and accurate insight of every grand operation he was involved in. Manstein’s manstsin is too typical. Preview — Lost Victories by Erich von Manstein. Robin Lee You mean “Hitler”, right?

Lost Victories is the Erich von Manstein’s recollection of the operations and events he took part during WW2. I had heard of the German tank commander from reading other historical accounts of things during WWII. Details Additional Physical Format: As a student of second world war for last 15 years, I felt this autobiography gives a detail account of how a dictatorial whim of an incompetent political leadership plagued by greed and lust of power led to serious strategic blunders that ultimately cost Wehrmacht the war.


Perhaps that is bias on my part. Product details Format Paperback pages Dimensions x x Could somebody combine this kindle book to the rest of the post 3 Jan 31, He expressed an I was engrossed by this book of Erich von Manstein.

It is mansttein a very rewarding experience for any history enthusiastic to get a glimpse at the event through first hand account. Liddell Hart Foreword by. By that I mean I knew a whole lot more facts and figures and dates than most of my friends. Two, it is an intriguing, unself-conscious reflection on good people carrying out their tasks for the worst possible causes in this case, Adolf Hitler’s horrific vision of a Third Reich.

Perhaps he is hiding something?

Please enter your name. His analysis of the various battles and overall strategy made me wonder how differently the war and the world would have turned out if Hitler had listened to him, maanstein the large waste of lives that had ensued because Hitler did not.

The E-mail Address es you entered is are not in a valid format. It is not an autobiography strictly speaking, as there’s very little said about his childhood or his military career mamstein WWI. The only thing that impedes a maximal mark is the technical part of the book, which makes it rather difficult for the usual reader. Manstein provides his perspectives of the major wars in WWII, from the early German successes to their turning point loet Russia. For Shame Rather than repeating other reviewers, I focus mostly on previously-unmentioned content.

And, in this context, of Hitler’s orders not to retreat, despite the desperate strategic situation in which the German forces found themselves.