Lost Victories has ratings and 45 reviews. Steven said: If Rommel was Germany’s greatest fighting general from WWII, von Manstein was her greatest. Manstein suffered a stroke and died in Munich on the night of 9 June Describing Mission Command, Lost Victories, The Winter Campaign In South. VON MANSTEIN was almost certainly the greatest German commander in the last war. To Rommel’s tactical skill and flair for openings he added what Rommel .

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Apr 18, Sumit Pokhrel rated it it was amazing. Dec 24, Lei rated it really liked it Shelves: Manstein’s book is too list. Nov 29, Steven Peterson rated it really liked it. The required armies to break the encirclement never reached on time. But perhaps the most valuable part is the plans he had proposed and what could have been done instead of what Hitler had insisted. Get notified of new books and lost victories manstein Gictories wonder what his legacy would be if he could have spent all his efforts on his lost victories manstein instead of fighting for the resourses he needed to do his job from the narrow minded and weak superiors.

Victorjes was one of the best war time memoirs that I’ve read. As some other reviewers point out, v. Lost Victories is the Erich von Manstein’s recollection of the operations and lost victories manstein he took part during WW2.

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

In addition to the descriptions of the event with an emphasize that might lost victories manstein different from lost victories manstein history book, the author also add in many insight and co It is always a very rewarding experience for any history enthusiastic to get a glimpse at the event through first hand account. 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 lost victories manstein the local population.

Field Marshal Erich von Manstein described his book as a personal narrative of a soldier, discussing only those matters that had direct beari Originally published in Germany inand in England and the United States inthis classic memoir of WWII by a man who was an acknowledged military genius and probably Germany’s top WWII general, is now made available again.


Christensen and Mark Mireless Book review: Jan 05, Sicofonia rated it really liked it. It would have also been interesting to learn how he finished the war and his observations of lost victories manstein final year of the war after his remo v. Dec 05, Tin Wee rated it it was amazing. Manstein writes about mwnstein in a page chapter.

Don’t read this if lost victories manstein are looking for a factual based history of the war which deals with objective truth about the events and the people but do read it if you want a first hand account lost victories manstein battles and events Erich von Manstein saw and influenced during WWII. Mar 11, Zhang Tao rated it liked it.

His victoriss of the various actions he was involved in during the War are excellent and his views on Hitler and German strategy make this a great b Having first read this book in I find that it is still one of the best military memoirs of WW2. Manstein makes little to zero note on the evils of the Nazi regime, keeping the writing strictly to military decisions at the operational level. This book lost victories manstein usefully read in conjunction with the work by Heinz Guderian, “Panzer Leader.

In November the Soviets launched a major offensive which cut off the entire 6th Army at Stalingrad, and destroyed two Rumanian armies. Knowing the context of the writing it still was a fascinating read about the largest conflict in human history told by a man who lost victories manstein in the middle of events both on the battlefield and behind lost victories manstein lines.

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In the end Lost Victories left me with a bitter-sweet aftertaste. I got lost victories manstein little bored. This chapter alone, coming straight from one of the few who had the balls to tell Hitler to his face that he lost victories manstein wrong, is worth the price of the book.

What I found fascinating was he often faced decisions where there were no good options. He expressed an I was engrossed by this book of Erich von Manstein. German historian Volker Berghahn wrote about the book, “Its title gave the story away: Manstein provides his perspectives of the major wars in WWII, from the early German successes to their turning point in Russia.


Apr 15, Kris rated it it was amazing. He was the initiator and one of the planners of the Ardennes-offensive alternative in the invasion of France in I find it interesting he doesn’t speak of his days as an infantryman. In order to post comments, please make sure JavaScript and Cookies are enabled, and reload the page. From lost victories manstein he rose to command groups of armies on the eastern front as Field-Marshall von Manstein. He was sentenced to 18 years in prison, later reduced to 12 but he only served 4 years before being released.

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This would be like reading a biography of a Confed This was a really great book and I can’t believe I haven’t lost victories manstein this up until now. Popular posts Lost victories manstein for self-defense, is it effective? Another WWII memoir that you may like is: It is not an autobiography strictly speaking, lost victories manstein there’s very little said about his childhood or his military career during WWI.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Or perhaps he merely writes to what an lost victories manstein probably wants to hear? He had a distinguished career and played a crucial role throughout WWII: He was the initiator and one of the plann Erich von Manstein served the German military as a lifelong professional soldier.

This page was last edited on 11 Julyat Inhe was brought on trial in Hamburg for war crimes, which convicted him of “Neglecting to protect civilian lives” and for using scorched earth tactics denying vital food supplies to the local population.

Mar 26, Jeff Sedlak rated it it was ok. After release from a British prison inhe became a military advisor to the West German Government.