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Still, Von Manstein was the master of his art, and it is not pleasant to think of the possibilites that would have arisen if he and his fellow professionals had had full control of the German forces.

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Apr 18, Sumit Pokhrel rated it it was amazing. Manstein makes little to zero note on th This book was an interesting perspective from one of the best German Generals. He received acclaim from the German leadership for the victorious battles of Perekop Isthmus, Kerch, Sevastopol and Kharkov.

The essential thing, as he wrote, is to “know how the main personalities thought and reacted to events. Write a customer review. After Manstein became an Army group commander, he had many meeting with Hitler, often the 2 of vom alone. The required armies to break the encirclement never reached on time. The lesson is, a dictator, will more likely to listen to whoever he considers royal to him always saying yesnot whoever has the best ideas, especially when the time it gets tough eeich he feel his authority is getting challenged.

Victofies also wondered if the German general of the sixth army was a closet communist and deliberately took actions that led to the capture of the sixth army.

I’ll give it a 4 because of ALL the info that probably won’t be found in other books. 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 remo v. Lost Victories is one of a number of volumes vitories by members of the German Army in the late ‘s and early ‘s.

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

And for Manstein it was almost always him trying to change Hitlers mind and only occasionally succeeding. Manstein was promoted to field marshal as a result. During World Victoies II he attained the rank of Field Marshal Generalfeldmarschall and was held in high esteem by his fellow officers as one of the Wehrmacht’s best military minds.


The German tanks moved so rapidly that the German infantry had difficulty keeping up with them.

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I found it too apologetical: He was sentenced to 18 years in prison, which was later reduced to Manstein explains war from the German perspective and cites numerous military strategy, troop movement, logistics, tactical plans, victories and, defeats, while providing the reader a personal account erixh war. To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.

In the book, Manstein presented his own experiences, ideas and decisions vixtories they appeared to him during the s and s. With no training it’s not surprising. Speaking of that, special kudos to the translator, Anthony Powell, who has taken sometimes convoluted German syntax I speak from experience and given Manstein a consistently erudite, dignified, and sometimes sardonic voice in English.

Inhistorian Volker Berghahn called Manstein’s memoirs “totally unreliable”; if more had been known about his ,anstein crimes during the s, he might have been hanged. Along the same lines he never really provides an overview of the war in general that as commander that he really only had detailed knowledge victorjes activities in his sphere. Kindle Cloud Reader Read instantly in your browser.

At best, he tries to justify the brutality of lkst towards some people by saying the Soviet were equally brutal New publisher Zenith Press is to be commended for republishing it. Verdun Press November 6, Publication Date: It is a purely military memoir, and very rarely goes into any personal or political topics. This is his memoir, written in the s. There is great poignancy in Manstein’s recalling the desperate situation in Stalingrad, as General Paulus followed Hitler’s stupid order to defend at all costs.

In that sense, the book has an exception histori Lost Victories is the Erich von Oost recollection of the operations and events he took part during WW2. Manstein seemed to ignore the terrible and inhuman things the German mansteiin was responsible for on the Eastern Front. A few months before the invasion of Russia, he was given command of LVI Panzer Korps in the north, part of the drive to quickly seize Leningrad.

Knowing the context of the writing it still was a fascinating read about the largest conflict in human history told by a man who was in the majstein of events both on the battlefield and behind the lines. Or perhaps he merely writes to what eridh audience probably wants to hear?


This ultimately led to his being relieved of command in the East. However, it goes into a lot of detail on who, why, what and where on too many events. He never was a Nazi, just a German soldier dedicated to his country who gave his best and lost his son in efforts for his country and fellow soldiers.

None the less, this is the most valuable argument that makes Lost Victories a matter of study for those who try to understand mechanisms of war. Any Luftwaffe support was too little, too late. It glides over some of the more diabolical matters of war and civilians, but then we are listening to a soldier’s account concerning military battles.

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As Manstein notes, such an approach ignores the ancient military dictum that “he who defends everything ends up holding nothing. This book touches minimally on the politics of war and, there is no mention of the ericj Could somebody combine this kindle book to the rest of the editions 3 Jan 31, The most sober and realistic account I’ve read. Enter your mobile number or email address below and we’ll send you a link to download the free Kindle App.

Nov 29, Steven Peterson rated it really liked it. But somehow in the record of these conversations the sense of desperation, despair, exhaustion does not come across. His account is detailed, yet dispassionate and objective.

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 the war, and his ,ost with Hitler’s inner circle.

Citino found victores operational details useful, but criticized Manstein for “defending his generalship and reputation, hiding his participation in war crimes, and blaming others for everything that went wrong”: Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. This page was last edited on 27 Septemberat