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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Erich von Manstein served the German military as a lifelong professional soldier. Please enter your name.
I would say it is apologetic, in some ways. He wouldn’t mwnstein anyone try. He was the initiator and one of the planners of the Ardennes-offensive alternative in the invasion of France in His accounts of the various actions he was involved in mansteinn the War are excellent and his views on Hitler and German strategy make this a great book.
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Lost Victories : The War Memoirs of Hilter’s Most Brilliant General
Please enter recipient e-mail address es. 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.
The campaign in the west. Manstein makes little to zero note mansteiin the evils of the Nazi regime, keeping the writing strictly to military decisions at the operational level. Almost belatedly, his plan was adopted more or less intact, and Manstein got to help execute it as a corps commander. He received acclaim from the Mznstein leadership for the victorious battles of Perekop Victoriee, Kerch, Sevastopol and Kharkov.
It is a purely military memoir, and very rarely goes into any personal or political topics. Lists with This Mqnstein. The field marshal was one of the best strategist the Wehrmacht produced. The essential thing, as he wrote, is to “know how the main personalities thought and reacted to events. Manstein avoided political issues, treating the war as an operational matter.
Much talk about how the airlift to troops at Stalingrad failed, Manstein details how many pounds of cargo the German planes could carry. Showing great operational flexibility and creativity, Kanstein dealt with these threats and then refocused efforts on Sevastopol, which fell to the Germans in July This book was an interesting manstei from one of the best German Generals.
Instead from nebulous comments here and there one has the impression that Von Manstein found those actions distasteful somewhat like an aristocrat reacting to an unpleasant odor in a distracted manner but ultimately unworthy of his notice. Lost Victories ; full title of English edition: Likely Germany’s most intelligent general. Manstein was the man who came up with the idea of the attack through the Ardennes and Sedan to conquer France.
Sep 25, Mac rated it it was amazing. But officers can think that.
After release from a British prison inhe became a military advisor to the West German Government. Aside from that, a compelling read. The Best Books of But somehow in the record of these conversations the sense of desperation, despair, exhaustion does not come across.
Jan 12, Damien Angelet rated it did not like it. After realizing how important von Manstein was, his memoires showed how it was done It took me fifty years to understand who Erich von Manstein was, an orphan adopted into a family with a Prussian military tradition and with his new grandfather who had successful commanded an army, von Manstein desired to follow in those footsteps.
That part was very, very interesting. Retrieved from ” https: That is the only reason I don’t give five stars. 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. The role of the notorious Reich Commissioner Koch in the development of extensive partisan activity in the Ukraine is given all of a sentence: