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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The Polish Bzura counteroffensive, though later dwarfed by Soviet battles, was the largest of its kind up to that time. Few of the people who’ve written about Hitler ever met him, let alone often. While this incident certainly provides a logical and convenient stopping point, one certainly would have appreciated his thoughts on the final year of the war, even if he was no mqnstein actively in command.

Please create a new list with a new name; move some items to a new or existing list; or delete some items. This perception that Manstein was covering for himself in this memoir are strengthened by the fact that this edition is a heavily edited version of the original, with many personal anecdotes excised, and the entire chapter on Operation Citadel Kursk has been replaced entirely with an article Manstein wrote for the Marine Corps Gazettewhich I found wholly disappointing.


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Product details Format Paperback pages Dimensions x x Although claiming ignorance of the Holocaust, von Manstein nevertheless had shown disregard for the plight the of Jews, equating them with partisans and advocating harsh measures against both.

This book takes the reader from Poland to the offenses in the viftories to Barbarossa and the failed attempts to free Sixth Army and ultimatly there fate to the This was vivtories of the best war time memoirs that I’ve read. Cancel Forgot your password?

As Manstein notes, such an approach ignores the ancient military dictum loost “he who defends everything ends up holding nothing. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Thanks for telling us about the problem.


Much talk nanstein how the airlift to troops at Stalingrad failed, Manstein details how many pounds of cargo the German planes could carry. He was Gerd von Rundsted’s chief of staff during the Polish campaign.

Please enter recipient e-mail address es. The E-mail message field is required. Manstein was a proud German officer of the Prussian tradition, which led to repeated contretemps with Hitler over how the war in the East should be conducted.

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

Your request to send this item has been completed. While some may argue that hindsight is alwaysManstein provides his rationales for his proposals which are generally sound and probably would have changed the course of the war. 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.

Please re-enter recipient e-mail address es. A tremendous book, especially for its insights into dealing personally with Hitler not easy! Every once in a while discussions become heated but overall everything is very sanitized and stiff upper lip. Powell rated it really liked it. Aug 08, Dennis A. Throughout the book he takes swipes and Goring and Koch but never faces the issue of German mistreatment head-on.

His accounts of the various actions he was involved in during the War are excellent and janstein 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 maanstein WW2.

Lost Victories: The War Memoirs of Hitler’s Most Brilliant General by Erich von Manstein

Davies noted that nowhere in his memoirs or other mansteon writings did Manstein explicitly condemn National Socialism. Quotes from Lost Victories: Or perhaps he merely writes to what an audience probably wants to hear?

Nov 29, Steven Peterson rated it really liked it. Hitler sent Manstein south, hoping he could find a way to salvage the situation for the Germans. In retrospect, perhaps his book takes on an even greater significance. Preview this item Preview this item. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.


Aug 13, Curt Lorde added it. On the plus side, the book includes many very useful maps that cover the entirety the text.

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

English View all editions and formats Summary: Good for historians and students of WW Apr 15, Kris rated it it was amazing.

The first issue is that Von Manstein ends the book with his dismissal from command of Army Group South at the end of March The E-mail Address es you vivtories is are not in a valid format. Linked Data More info about Linked Data. Any Luftwaffe support was too little, too late. 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 olst an acknowledged military genius and probably Germany’s top WWII general, is now made available again.

Fresh from that success, Hitler moved Manstein back to the Leningrad front with orders to finally take that city. By using our website you agree to our use of cookies. While some may argue that hindsight is alwaysManstein provides his rationales for his proposals which are generally sound and probably would have changed the cours Manstein provides his perspectives of the major wars in WWII, from the early German successes to their turning point in Russia.

Manstein was convicted of mistreating prisoners after WWII but was not sentenced to death. Please enter your name. In this case, the memoir of V.