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In the book, Manstein presented his own experiences, ideas and decisions as they appeared to him during the s and s. Manstein disparaged other German generals, portraying them as incompetent. After that, he put considerable energy into devising a plan for the invasion of France–and just as much energy getting someone at the highest echelons of the Wehrmacht to notice his plan.

I wonder what his legacy would be if he could have spent all his efforts on his job instead of fighting for the resourses he needed to do his job from the narrow minded and weak superiors. Lost Victories manwtein full title of English edition: I got a little bored.

This page was last edited on 27 Septemberat This would be like reading a biography of vonn Confed This was a really great book and I can’t believe I haven’t read this up until now. Certainly Hitler lived in a fantasy world to an extent and did all he could to ignore the reality around him.

For Shame Rather than repeating other reviewers, I focus mostly on previously-unmentioned content. This would be like reading a biography of a Confederate general shortly after the Civil War, to give some perspective, but not just any general. The most sober and realistic account I’ve read. In this book he doesn’t pass much judgement on Hitler’s choices of strategic objectives, and he recognizes that some objectives had political or economic significance that a purely military planner would have ignored.


Apr 18, Sumit Pokhrel rated vno it was amazing. To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. Infantry Attacks Kindle Edition. If you like Military History; then read this. By that I mean I knew a whole lot more facts and figures and dates than most of my friends.

Preview — Lost Victories by Erich von Manstein. Highly recommended to anyone interested in understanding grand strategic thinking and how the German General Staff operated.

See 1 question about Lost Victories…. Also, as the Russians advanced llost put all the people they “liberated” to work.

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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 of activities in his sphere. He wrote not as a historical investigator but as one erixh played an active part in the story he was relating. He also spoke of the Italian artillery units, in the desert war.

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. Hitler had plainly ordered his forces to: Views Read Edit View history. It is not an autobiography strictly speaking, as there’s very little said about his childhood or his military career during WWI.

Why and how Stalingrad was lost is clarified, albeit through Manstein’s view of world war II.

What a ridiculous apologetic! I would say it is apologetic, in some ways. I found it too apologetical: Mar 11, Zhang Tao rated it liked it. The only thing that impedes a maximal mark is the technical part of the book, which makes it rather difficult for the usual reader. Manstein gives a very interesting combination of first-hand appreciation of the developing event and front line experience at least in the early years when he still commands a corps.


Those interested in the military history of WWII, the book is, of course, required reading. Indeed, Manstein, from a military perspective chose the least worst option throughout much of the campaign on the Eastern Front. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals.

Powell rated it really liked it. He was buried with full military honors. The second issue is how the relationship between Hitler and Von Manstein victoriew by extension that between Hitler and the German generals is presented.

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Manstin read elsewhere the average life expectancy of a Soviet soldier on the front line was only 13 days. Kindle Cloud Reader Read instantly in your browser. It is always a very rewarding experience for any history enthusiastic to get a glimpse at the event through first hand account.

Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. Manstein portrayed the average Soviet soldier as courageous but poorly led. Verdun Press Vkctories 6, Publication Date: After initial successes, 11th Army had to fight off Soviet counterattacks and amphibious landings in their rear, which hindered their efforts to subdue the fortress city of Sevastopol.

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The remainder of the book almost pages is devoted to Manstein’s operations on the Eastern Front. Liddell Hart, in his “Foreword,” speaks of Manstein’s career well. Further, the dialogue between Hitler and Manstein brings to light how a leader inept in policy and strategic decision making can lead to defeat on the battlefield. Views Read Edit View history. German historian Volker Berghahn wrote about the book, “Its title gave the story manstekn Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants.