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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In addition to the descriptions of the event with an emphasize that might be different from typical history book, the author also add mansgein many insight and comment about the challenges and opportunities of the situation he was facing and how and why they were developed as such. None of the sense of that comes through.

Good for historians and students of WW You may send this item to up to five recipients. His contribution to the campaign in France earned him a promotion to general.

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As his mastery of strategic thinking grew, in he as chief of staff in one Kanstein 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. He was the initiator and one of the plann Erich von Manstein served the German military as a lifelong professional soldier.


Nov 29, Steven Peterson rated it really liked it. This shows a blindness, amply commented upon by many others, of German generals. Could somebody combine this kindle book to the rest of the editions 3 Jan 31, 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. He commanded the failed relief effort at Stalingrad and the Cherkassy pocket evacuation.

Nov 17, C. And their inability to see that fundamental disconnect. Add a review and share your thoughts with other readers. Manstein’s “Lost Victories” has value for the reader for at least two different reasons.

Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway. By that I first read an edition of this when I was a teenager, in the late ‘s.

Mar 11, Zhang Tao rated it liked it. Product details Format Paperback pages Dimensions x x Even allowing for the era this was written this is a surprising and somewhat shocking omission.

It would have also been interesting to learn how he finished the war and his observations of the final year of the war after his removal from command. Paperbackpages.

The E-mail Address es field is required. Also responsible for invading Poland, starting the Second World War, which took the lives of anywhere from 50 million to 70 million people, including the above figure. 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.


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

Oct 16, James rated it it was amazing Shelves: Linked Data More info about Linked Data. I find victoies interesting he doesn’t speak of his days as an infantryman. The Sling and the Stone T. This is the type of biography I lpst always enjoyed reading as you get the persons view point and his thoughts totally unvarnished. The antisemitism permeating their class didn’t help either. Few of the people who’ve written about Hitler ever met him, let alone often. Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide.

Quotes from Lost Victories: Indeed, Manstein, from a military perspective chose the least worst option throughout much of the campaign on the Eastern Front. Inhistorian Volker Berghahn called Manstein’s memoirs “totally unreliable”; if more had been known about his war crimes during the s, he might have been hanged. Field Marshal Erich von Manstein was probably the best operational commander the Germans produced during World War II, and possibly the best of any side; certainly he was up there with Slim, Patton, and Chuikov.